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Sensex ends 280 pts higher; Nifty tops 14,800


The 30-share BSE index ended 280.15 points or 0.56% higher at 50,051.44. The broader NSE Nifty advanced 78.35 points or 0.53% to 14,814.75.

Equity benchmark Sensex jumped 280 points on Tuesday following gains in index majors HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Reliance Industries despite a weak trend in global markets.

The 30-share BSE index ended 280.15 points or 0.56% higher at 50,051.44. The broader NSE Nifty advanced 78.35 points or 0.53% to 14,814.75.

UltraTech Cement was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 3% , followed by IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Titan, Axis Bank, SBI and Maruti.

On the other hand, ONGC, PowerGrid, ITC, NTPC, M&M and HDFC were among the laggards.

Domestic equities rebounded sharply despite weak global cues mainly supported by sharp recovery in financial stocks, said Binod Modi, Head – Strategy at Reliance Securities.

“The Supreme Court pronounced that waiver of compound interest during loan moratorium should be for all. While there is still ambiguity about who will be bearing the additional burden, the comfort about the possible end of uncertainty about banks’ NPAs led bank stocks to see sharp up-move,” he noted.

Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul ended on a negative note. Stock exchanges in Europe were also trading with losses in mid-session deals.

Meanwhile, the global oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 3.53% lower at $62.34 per barrel.



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