Domestic stock markets
will remain closed on December 25 on account of Christmas. Apart from the equity segment, trading on commodities, currency derivatives and interest rate derivatives will also remain closed.
Earlier, the benchmark equity indices moved higher for the third straight session on Thursday, propelled by Reliance Industries and financial stocks, amid a positive trend in global markets on prospects of a Brexit trade deal.
The 30-share BSE Sensex soared 529.36 points, or 1.14 per cent, to close at 46,973.54. The broader NSE Nifty jumped 148.15 points, or 1.09 per cent, to 13,749.25.
Axis Bank topped the Sensex gainers’ chart, spurting 3.04 per cent, followed by Sun Pharma, ONGC, Reliance Industries (RIL), HDFC, ICICI Bank, Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finance and Kotak Bank.
Index heavyweights RIL, HDFC and HDFC Bank accounted for over half of the Sensex’s gains.
On the other hand, Infosys, Nestle India, IndusInd Bank, Dr Reddy’s, HCL Tech and Bajaj Finserv were among the main laggards, dropping up to 1.32 per cent.
During the holiday-truncated week, Sensex inched up 12.85 points or 0.02 per cent, while Nifty slipped 11.30 points or 0.08 per cent.
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