An across-the-board buying, along with firm global cues, lifted benchmarks over 1.5 per cent higher on Thursday. The S&P BSE
Sensex sprinted 874 points to end at 57,912 while the Nifty50
soared 256 points to shut shop at 17,393.
M&M, HDFC, Asian Paints, Reliance Industries, Maruti Suzuki, Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, TCS, and Bajaj Finserv advanced between 2 per cent and 3 per cent on the Sensex index, lifting the index for a second day in a row. The upside was, however, challenged by tepid losses in Bharti Airtel, Nestle India, and Tata Steel
European stocks traded slightly higher Thursday as investors keep an eye on developments in the war between Russia and Ukraine. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index was trading 0.4 per cent higher with most sectors in positive territory.
On Wall Street, futures linked to the three main indices added in the range of 0.6 per cent to 1.15 per cent. Earlier in Asia, main indices in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and China ended between -2 per cent and 1.2 per cent.