Positive global cues lift Indian equity markets
Mumbai, India - Positive global cues, coupled with inflows of foreign funds and healthy buying in healthcare, metal and banking stocks, lifted the Indian equity markets on Wednesday.
The wider Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed just a point behind the 9,900-mark. It closed at 9,899.6 points - higher by 72.45 points, or 0.74 per cent - from its previous session's close.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 31,882.8 points, closed at 31,955.35 points - up 244.36 points, or 0.77 per cent, from the previous close at 31,710.99 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 31,978.89 points and a low of 31,793.72 points during intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth was bullish with 1,717 advances and 985 declines.