15:48 | Sensex surges on late spike
The BSE headline index ended with a surge of 116 points, while the NSE Nifty ended above 8,500-mark. The Sensex, Nifty ended highest closing level since April 17, 2015. Dr.Reddys and Cipla were major Sensex gainers, while Vedanta was major loser.
Shares of three cigarette makers lost by 0.02 percent to 0.3 percent after the RBI clarified that foreign direct investment is prohibited in manufacturing of cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.
14:13 | Markets off days low
The broader markets however are out-performing the BSE benchmark index, the Midcap and Smallcap indices have gained 0.4-0.7 percent each at 10,911 and 11,378, respectively.
The stock added 0.7 percent after TPS-II expansion project at Neyveli is put into commercial operation after the company declared commencement of commercial operation of Unit I of the project.
The stock declined 0.02 percent to 2 percent after a sharp slide in crude oil prices.
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