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Sensex jumps 150 pts, Nifty above 11,800; Jet tanks 10%

India Today logo India Today 18-04-2019
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Share Market Update: While the Sensex is up 106.15 points or 0.27% at 39381.79, Nifty is up 25.80 points or 0.22% at 11813.00

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Here's a look at live updates for the Indian share market today:

9:15 am: Opening Bell: A strong start for the day with Sensex gaining 150 pts and Nifty opening above 11,800 level.

9:05 am: The Indian rupee opened higher by 14 paise at 69.46 against the dollar. The rupee closed at 69.60, down 18 paise against the US dollar on Tuesday.

9:00 am: Indian indices are trading higher in the pre-opening session, with the Sensex is up 133.08 points or 0.34% at 39408.72, and the Nifty up 87.40 points or 0.74% at 11874.60.

Indian market is expected to open flat on Thursday, following Asian cues os subdued trading due to the negative performance on the Wall Street. Cautious trading is expected of the investors as the country will go to the second phase of the Lok Sabha election 2019, with a total of 95 constituencies in 11 states going to poll today.

Asian shares were subdued on Thursday after a negative performance on Wall Street, with caution ahead of business surveys in Europe and Japan, and the Good Friday and Easter holidays keeping investors on the sidelines.

Brent crude futures were at $71.51 a barrel, down 11 cents, or 0.2%, from their last close.

All three major US stock indexes ended the session in negative territory, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 3.12 points or 0.01 percent, to 26,449.54, the S&P 500 losing 6.61 points, or 0.23 percent, to 2,900.45 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.15 points, or 0.05 percent, to 7,996.08.

Domestic stock, bond, commodity and forex markets remained closed on Wednesday on account of Mahavir Jayanti.

On Tuesday, Indian equities, the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty, closed on a strong note, hitting fresh record highs in the intra-day trade, led by a surge in buying across financials, auto and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) space. The investor sentiment was buoyed by a 'near normal' monsoon forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and dovish comments from the Reserve Bank of India after it slashed report rates by another 25 basis points. The BSE Sensex hit an all time high of 39,364.34 in intra-day trade and the NSE Nifty crossed 11,800 mark to hit a fresh high of 11,810.95.

Paring some of early gains, the BSE Sensex closed at 39,275.64, up by 369.8 points or by 0.95 per cent, and the NSE Nifty settled at 11,787.15, up by 96.8 points or by 0.83 per cent on Tuesday.

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