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Market Highlights: Indices end 5-day losing streak, Sensex climbs 367 points

Share Market, Stock Market Highlights: The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 57,858.15, up 366.64 points (0.64 per cent), while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,277.95, up 128.85 points (0.75 per cent).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 26, 2022 11:22:30 am
stock market, bse sensex, share marketBSE in Mumbai. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

Share/Stock Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) staged a sharp recovery from their intraday lows to end over 0.6 per cent higher and snapping out of a five-session losing streak on Tuesday. The markets will be shut on Wednesday on account of Republic Day.

The S&P BSE Sensex rose 366.64 points (0.64 per cent) to end at 57,858.15 while the Nifty 50 climbed 128.85 points (0.75 per cent) to settle at 17,277.95. Earlier in the day both the indices had opened over 1 per cent lower and fell as much as 1.9 per cent in the early trade with the Sensex touching 56,409.63 and the Nifty hitting 16,836.80.

On the Sensex pack, Maruti Suzuki India, Axis Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel and Power Grid Corporation of India were the top gainers of the day while Wipro, Bajaj Finserv, Titan Company, Infosys, Ultratech Cement and Tech Mahindra were the top laggards.

(with inputs from agencies)

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10:43 (IST)25 Jan 2022
Rupee slips 7 paise to 74.67 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee declined 7 paise to 74.67 against the US dollar in opening trade on Tuesday weighed down by the strength of the American currency and muted domestic equities.

Forex traders said geopolitical tensions, sustained foreign fund outflows and elevated crude oil prices also dragged down the local unit. Further, investors will also await the outcome of the US Federal Reserve meeting this week.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened flat at 74.60 against the US dollar, then slipped further to 74.67, registering a decline of 7 paise from the last close. On Monday, the rupee had settled at 74.60 against the US dollar.

(PTI)

10:42 (IST)25 Jan 2022
Oil rebounds from tumble as traders focus on demand outlook

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10:20 (IST)25 Jan 2022
Address governance issues ahead of board meet, Sebi tells PFS

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09:51 (IST)25 Jan 2022
Global market update

Asian shares and U.S. futures tumbled on Tuesday after a tumultuous Wall Street session, with investors nervous about the situation in Ukraine and eyeing the U.S. Federal Reserve amid worries about a move to tighter monetary policy globally.

NATO said on Monday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, in what Russia denounced as Western "hysteria" in response to its build-up of troops on the Ukraine border.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 1.2%, falling to its lowest in a month, and Japan's Nikkei skidded 2% to its lowest level since August.

There were sharp declines around the region. Hong Kong lost 1.64% and Korea's KOSPI fell 1.67%. The Australian benchmark tumbled 2.73% to hit an eight-month low, hurt also by a high inflation print Tuesday morning that stoked fears of approaching rate hikes Down Under.

(Reuters)

09:36 (IST)25 Jan 2022
Equity market at open

The Sensex slumped 905.16 points to 56,586.35 in opening session, Nifty tanked 253.80 points to 16,895.30.

(PTI)

09:35 (IST)25 Jan 2022
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Welcome to the markets live blog by Indian Express.

Volatile stock markets are undergoing a sharp correction driven by a sell-off in global markets amid indications that the US Federal Reserve will tighten liquidity and hike interest rates.

On Monday, the benchmark Sensex crashed by 2,000 points intra-day, or 2.62 per cent, before closing with a loss of 1,546 points at 57,491.51 — over the last five trading sessions, it has lost 3817 points or 6.2 per cent. The NSE Nifty Index plunged 468 points, or 2.66 per cent, to reach 17,149.10.

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