Markets at fresh highs; Sensex rallies 359 points, Nifty near 14,900

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Markets at fresh highs; Sensex rallies 359 factors, Nifty near 14,900

Rallying for the fourth successive session, fairness benchmark Sensex jumped 359 factors to scale a fresh lifetime excessive on Thursday, led by features in ITC, SBI and Kotak Bank. After touching an all-time excessive of fifty,687.51 throughout the day, the 30-share BSE index ended 358.54 factors or 0.71 per cent at its new closing file of fifty,614.29.

Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty completed 105.70 factors or 0.71 per cent increased at its closing peak of 14,895.65. It touched an intra-day file of 14,913.70.

ITC was the highest gainer within the Sensex pack, hovering round 6 per cent, adopted by SBI, Bajaj Finance, ONGC, M&M, Kotak Bank, ExtremelyTech Cement, NTPC and Bajaj Finserv.

On the opposite hand, Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, Tech Mahindra and Titan have been among the many laggards.

“Domestic equities defied weak cues of Asian markets and extended gains for the fourth consecutive day as growing optimism about prospects of Indian economy post the announcement of bold Budget continued to attract investors,” stated Binod Modi, Head Strategy at Reliance Securities.

Notably, home market crossed Rs 200 trillion market capitalisation mark throughout the day, he stated, including that robust shopping for in banks, particularly PSBs, and FMCG house supported the market rally.

Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai closed with losses.

Stock exchanges in Europe have been, nonetheless, largely buying and selling with features in mid-session offers.

Meanwhile, the worldwide oil benchmark Brent crude was buying and selling 0.09 per cent increased at USD 58.74 per barrel. 

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