Sensex adds to gains, up 81 pts on overseas cues

Claudine Rigal
Juin 20, 2017

Among BSE sectoral indices, consumer durables index was the star-performer and was up 1.31 per cent, followed by IT 0.82 per cent, TECk 0.74 per cent and capital goods 0.51 per cent.

The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index rose 0.9 percent. On the other hand, realty index was down 0.2 per cent, banking and PSU 0.03 per cent each.

Also, the 50-share NSE Nifty moved to 9,674.80, up 17.25 points, or 0.17 per cent. The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 34.09 points at 31,345.66 and the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 9.10 points to 9,666.65.

Continuing previous day's gains, the Indian equity markets on Tuesday traded on a flat-to-positive note - marginally in the green - during the morning session.

Rising up by up to 1.45%, prominent gainers include Tata Motors, Infosys, PowerGrid, Tata Steel, Reliance Industries and ONGC.

Japan's Nikkei 225 has surged 225 points; Hong Kong's Hang Seng has shed 13 points, while China's Shanghai Composite has slipped 4 points.

The dollar firmed up and U.S. Treasury yields rose after a top Federal Reserve official emphasized the central bank's plan to normalize monetary policy.

Nasdaq's biotechnology index rose 2.5 per cent in its biggest one-day gain since February while the S&P's healthcare index had a record-high close.

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