The Indian equity benchmark indices recovered early losses to end marginally higheron Monday amid mixed global cues. The Sensex gained 76.77 points, or 0.15 percent to close 52,551.53, while the Nifty settled 12.50 points, or 0.08 percent higher at 15,811.85. Broader markets, smallcap and midcap indices closed lower.
Among sectors, selling in metals, private banks, realty and financial services indices weighed on sentiment, while Nifty IT and Nifty PSU Bank ended in the green.
On the Nifty50, Divi’s Laboratories, Tata Motors, Reliance Industries, Wipro and Bajaj Finance were the top gainers, while the top losers included Adani Ports & SEZ, Coal India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC and NTPC.
Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Tokyo and Seoul ended on a positive note. Markets in China and Hong Kong were closed on account of a local holiday. Equities in Europe were trading with gains in mid-session deals. International oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.94 percent higher at $73.37 per barrel, according to news agency PTI.
Meanwhile, the rupee declined 22 paise to close at 73.29 against the US dollar. India recorded a single-day rise of 70,421 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 74 days, taking the country’s infection tally to 2,95,10,410, while the count of active cases fell below 10 lakhs after over two months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
First Published: IST