Indian equity benchmark indices witnessed a sharp rally on Wednesday on the back of heavy buying in banking, IT, Oil & Gas stocks amid a positive sentiment in global markets on softer US inflation data. Lower than expected US inflation data has raised hopes for an end to interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.
The BSE Sensex jumped 742.06 points or 1.14 per cent to close at nearly a four week's high of 65,675.93. The NSE Nifty50 jumped 231.90 points or 1.19 per cent to 19,675.45.
“Domestic equities surged higher fuelled by moderation in both India as well as US inflation. Nifty opened gap up and strengthen during the day to close near day’s high with gains of 232 points (+1.2%) at 19675 levels. All sectorial indices, including broader market ended in green. IT, Realty, Oil & Gas and Auto were top gainers today. Rally was seen in global markets after weak U.S. inflation data raised hopes that interest rate-hiking cycle has reached its peak,” said Siddhartha Khemka, Head - Retail Research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd.
“Additionally, news of fresh stimulus in China and sharp fall in UK’s inflation boosted the sentiments. We expect market to maintain its momentum, driven by positive domestic data, cooling off US bond yields and dollar index,” he added.
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