Top Business Updates January 15: Sensex and Nifty close on a positive note
New Delhi | Jagran Business Desk: At Jagran English, we ensure you receive the latest financial news from around the world with key updates from equity markets, changes in fuel prices and change in price of key metals. Here we provide you a complete coverage of domestic equities-- Sensex and Nifty and how the global markets, data release and shares affect their growth. We will also keep an eye of rising petrol and diesel prices.
Today, our main focus is on Sensex and Nifty that settled 92 points higher at 41,932 points while Nifty surged 32 points at 12,374 led by gains in index-havyweights HDFC, ITC, Axis Bank and TCS.
Here's how the markets fared today:
Indian shares settled higher for a fourth straight session on Tuesday and marked record closing levels, with conglomerate ITC Ltd and motorcycle maker Hero MotoCorp leading gains.
The NSE Nifty 50 Index ended 0.27% higher at 12,362.30, while the S&P BSE Sensex index added 0.22% to close at 41,952.63.
Here's how the markets opened today:
The benchmark Sensex dropped 122.09 pts to 41,830.54 in opening session while Nifty slipped 40.14 pts to 12,322.15. The gains are expected to surge as US will sign phase I trade deal with China, officially bringing an end to over 1.5 years of trade war between the two major economies.
Rupee fell 14 paise and slips below 71 level against US dollar in opening trade.
Meanwhile, Gold prices rose by 0.57 per cent while Silver gained 0.69 per cent.
Gold: Rs 39,672 per 10 grams
Silver: Rs 46,219 per kg
In fuel prices, petrol and diesel added 6 paise each. Diesel prices has surged by 21 paise in last seven days.
Petrol per Litre
Rs 75.76 in Delhi, Rs 78.34 in Kolkata, Rs 81.35 in Mumbai, Rs 78.71 in Chennai.
Diesel per Litre
Rs 69.12 in Delhi, Rs 71.48 in Kolkata, Rs 72.48 in Mumbai, Rs 73.04 in Chennai.
(with agency inputs)
Posted By: James Kuanal