MARKET LIVE: Indices off highs; Sensex up 700 points, Nifty below 8k

Lincoln Wylie

The Indian equity markets jumped, in line with their Asian peers, on Tuesday on the US Federal Reserve’s sweeping pledge to spend no matter what it took to stabilise the economical technique which is going through the wrath of the fast-spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
In its hottest drastic stage, the Fed available to purchase limitless quantities of property to constant markets and expanded its mandate to company and municipal bonds.

Amongst frontline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 750 points or two.nine per cent, at 26,seven-hundred levels and the Nifty hovered around seven,800 levels, up 197 points, or two.six per cent. Info know-how (IT) stocks led the rally — HCL Tech, Infosys, and Tech Mahindra had been all up over six per cent every. Hindustan Unilever (HUL) also received over seven per cent in early deals.

Amongst sectoral indices, the Nifty IT index was up four.eight per cent and Nifty Pharma index received 3.eight per cent.

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