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The BSE Sensex rose 443.19 points to 52,265.72 and the National Stock Exchange’s Nifty gained 143.35 points to end at 15,556.65. At the same time, the exchange rate of rupee against the US dollar closed at 78.32 (Provisional).
It is being told that amidst a mixed trend in global markets, the domestic stock market rose on Thursday. Maruti, Mahindra & Mahindra, Asian Paints, Bharti Airtel, TCS, Sun Pharma, Wipro, ICICI Bank and Hindustan Unilever were the main gainers in the Sensex stocks. On the other hand, shares of Reliance Industries, NTPC, Power Grid and UltraTech Cement closed down.
In other Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index and China’s Shanghai Composite edged up, while South Korea’s Kospi closed marginally lower. Major markets in Europe also fell during the afternoon trade. The US stock market also closed with a slight decline.
Meanwhile, Brent crude, the international oil standard, fell 1.92 per cent to $ 109.60 per barrel. According to stock market data, foreign institutional investors are continuously making withdrawals from the capital market. He sold shares worth Rs 2,920.61 crore on Wednesday.
Rupee remains at record low against dollar
The rupee remained at a record low of Rs 78.32 per dollar (provisional) against the US dollar in the foreign exchange market. Strong dollar demand and frequent outflow of foreign investors from the market weighed on the investment sentiments of traders. In the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 78.26 against the dollar and closed at a record Rs 78.32 per dollar at the end of trading. It is at the level of the previous closing price. On Wednesday, the rupee had lost 19 paise to close at its low of Rs 78.32 against the US currency.
Gold cheaper by Rs 133, silver by Rs 664
Gold prices declined by Rs 133 to Rs 50,719 per 10 grams in the Delhi bullion market due to fall in precious metals in the international market. Similarly, silver also declined by Rs 664 to Rs 59,781 per kg.