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MARKET WRAP: Sensex rises 732 pts, Nifty ends at 10,472; India VIX eases 8%

SI Reporter/New Delhi 12 Oct 18 | 08:06 AM

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The benchmark indices ended over 2 per cent higher on Friday after the rupee rose against US dollar amid firm Asian markets.

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The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 34,734, up 732 points (2.15 per cent), while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,472, up 238 points (2.32 per cent).

The rupee strengthened against the US dollar on Friday, rising 53 paise to 73.58 against the greenback in intra-day trade.

Among sectoral indices, the Nifty Auto index settled 4 per cent higher led by a rally in shares of Mahindra & Mahindra and Maruti Suzuki India. The Nifty Bank index, too, rose 2.5 per cent led by IndusInd Bank and ICICI Bank.

However, the Nifty IT index slipped 1 per cent lower led by a fall in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which fell 3 per cent to Rs 1,920 on the NSE after the company reported a lower than expected revenue growth of 3.7 per cent in constant currency (CC) terms in September quarter on the sequential basis. The Street was estimating revenue growth of 4 per cent in CC terms for the quarter.

  

Global Markets

Asian shares staged a rebound on Friday to set course for their first gains in two weeks, with Shanghai managing a modest recovery from a rout that saw its shares crumble to near 4-year lows.

The strong gains soothed investor sentiment, which was hit after a major volatility index, seen as Wall Street's fear gauge, rose to an eight-month high.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 2.0 per cent, the biggest in more than two years. But the bounce came after the index fell 3.6 per cent on Thursday to hit a 1-1/2-year low. On the week, it is still on track for a weekly loss of 3.6 per cent. Shanghai shares bounced 0.8 per cent, recouping earlier losses of 1.8 per cent as cheap valuations drew bargain hunters.

(with Reuters inputs)

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Sensex

Company Price Gain (%)
Infosys699.102.95
ITC281.602.51
O N G C160.001.78
TCS1,949.151.60
Sun Pharma.Inds.599.501.50

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