Sensex ends 63 points lower; Nifty settles at 10477

31 December, 2017, 06:42 | Author: Shannon Aguilar
  • Nifty reclaims 10500, Sensex up 40 points in opening trade

This has been a remarkable year for Indian markets, " said Sameet Chavan of Angel Broking.

On Friday, Nifty50 closed 53 points up at 10,531, while BSE Sensex settled 209 points up at 34,057.

The year has rewarded investors with a 28 per cent rise in the Sensex even as the market cap of all the listed companies on the BSE rose a whopping Rs 45 lakh crore to around Rs 1,51,73,867 crore.

The 30-share index started the day on a strong note at 33,889.39 and hit a high of 34,086.05 before closing at 34,056.83, up by 208.80 points, or 0.62 per cent.

Both the indexes, up more than 27 per cent each, are on track for a second straight year of gains.

The US stocks turned choppy during the trading session on Thursday, while the Dow reached a new record closing high.

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Shares of Reliance Communications continued their rally for the fourth straight session today, ending 17% higher after Mukesh Ambani stepped in to bail out the debt- ridden firm by acquiring spectrum, tower, optical fibre network and other assets.

Infratel (+2.4%), Asian Paints (+2%), TCS (+1.7%), Tata Motors (+1.6%) and Axis Bank (+1.5%) were the top gainers on Nifty50. Reliance Capital Ltd rose 4%, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd rose 1.8%, Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd 4.3%, Reliance Power Ltd rose 4%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.19 per cent while Shanghai Composite gained 0.33%.

Aarti Industries announced that they have signed a Rs10,000cr multi-year exclusive supply contract with a leading global chemical conglomerate.

BSE Power index gained 1.63%, while Reliance Power and GMR Infra gaining over 12% and 11%, respectively.

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