Indian benchmark share indices rose to finish Monday at their highest levels in two weeks as the markets opened the first time after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced measures to boost the economy, Reuters reported.
The BSE Sensex rose 792.96 points to close at 37,494.12, while the National Stock Exchange Nifty 50 ended 228.50 points higher at 11,057.85. Both indices had a volatile day of trade.
However, the Indian rupee declined against the United States dollar, and was trading 37 paise lower at 72.03 at 4.30 pm.
The top gainers on the Sensex in morning trade were Yes Bank, HDFC, Bajaj Finance, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank. The top losers were Tata Steel, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Hero MotoCorp, Vedanta and Reliance Industries.
On the Nifty 50, the biggest gainers were Adani Ports, HDFC, Yes Bank, Bajaj Finance and UltraTech Cement. The stocks which declined the most were JSW Steel, Vedanta, Tata Steel, Hero MotoCorp and Sun Pharmaceuticals.
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