Sensex Rises Over 100 Points, Nifty Firm Above 11,000
Domestic stock markets resumed trading on Wednesday with a positive start after a day's holiday amid gains in Asian peers. The S&P BSE Sensex index rose as much as 153.39 points to touch 37,298.84 in early trade, and the broader NSE Nifty benchmark moved to as high as 11,044.45, up 41.4 points from its previous close on Monday. Gains in financial, metal and automobile stocks supported the markets however losses in IT shares kept the upside in check. Yes Bank and Tata Motors were the top percentage gainers on the benchmark indices in the first few minutes of trade. Equities in other Asian markets held firm with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rising 0.10 per cent and Japan's Nikkei up 0.32 per cent.