Mumbai: BSE Sensex today rebounded 454 points, boosted by gains in index heavyweight Reliance Industries amid a positive trend in global markets. The 30-share index ended 454.10 points or 0.78 per cent higher at 58,795.09. Similarly, the NSE Nifty surged 121.20 points or 0.70 per cent to close at 17,536.25, according to a PTI report.Also Read - Assam To Confer State’s Highest Civilian Award ‘Asom Bhaibav’ To Ratan Tata on Jan 24
Reliance Industries was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, soaring over 6 per cent, followed by ITC, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Titan, Bharti Airtel and PowerGrid. On the other hand, Maruti, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, HUL and L&T were among the laggards, the PTI report says. Also Read - BREAKING: Maharashtra Man Who Travelled to Mumbai From South Africa Tests Positive For Omicron; 4th Case in India
Indian markets opened on mixed note following mixed Asian market cues as investors digested Bank of Korea raising rates along with resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Europe, said Narendra Solanki, Head- Equity Research (Fundamental), Anand Rathi, the PTI report says. Also Read - England's Eileen Ash, World's Oldest Living Test Cricketer, Dies at 110
“During the afternoon session market recovered and gained momentum to enter into green terrain. Sentiments were upbeat as Moody’s expects India’s economic growth to rebound strongly, pegging GDP growth of 9.3 per cent and 7.9 per cent in fiscal year 2022 (ending on 31 March 2022) and fiscal 2023, respectively,” he noted, as per the PTI report.
Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Hong Kong and Tokyo ended with gains, while Shanghai and Seoul were in the red.
Stock exchanges in Europe were trading on a positive note in mid-session deals.
Meanwhile, international oil benchmark Brent crude slipped 0.38 per cent to USD 81.94 per barrel.