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Stock markets extend rally to second day on easing political worries

The 30-share BSE Sensex jumped 692.27 points to settle at 75,074.51 while the NSE Nifty climbed 201.05 points to settle at 22,821.40.
Last Updated : 06 June 2024, 10:52 IST
Last Updated : 06 June 2024, 10:52 IST

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Mumbai: Benchmark equity indices Sensex and Nifty ended nearly 1 per cent higher on Thursday, continuing their rally for the second straight day as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is poised to form the government for the third consecutive term.

Regaining the 75,000 level, the 30-share BSE Sensex jumped 692.27 points or 0.93 per cent to settle at 75,074.51. During the day, it soared 915.49 points or 1.23 per cent to 75,297.73.

The NSE Nifty climbed 201.05 points or 0.89 per cent to 22,821.40. Intra-day, it rallied 289.8 points or 1.28 per cent to 22,910.15.

Among the 30 Sensex companies, Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, State Bank of India, NTPC, Infosys, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro emerged as the biggest gainers.

Hindustan Unilever, Asian Paints, Mahindra & Mahindra, Nestle, IndusInd Bank and Sun Pharma were among the laggards.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is poised to form the government at the Centre for a third consecutive term after the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won the majority in the just-concluded parliamentary polls.

In Asian markets, Tokyo and Hong Kong settled with gains while Shanghai ended lower.

European markets were trading with gains. US markets ended in positive territory on Wednesday.

Global oil benchmark Brent crude climbed 0.09 per cent to USD 78.43 a barrel.

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) offloaded equities worth Rs 5,656.26 crore on Wednesday, according to exchange data.

Bouncing back from Tuesday's debacle, the BSE Sensex jumped 2,303.19 points or 3.20 per cent to settle at 74,382.24 on Wednesday. The Nifty climbed 735.85 points or 3.36 per cent to 22,620.35

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Published 06 June 2024, 10:52 IST

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