Positive domestic cues lift equity markets

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Positive domestic cues such as value buying, short covering and a firm rupee lifted the Indian equity markets on Friday.

Consequently, the key indices provisionally closed the day’s trade in the green, as healthy buying was witnessed in automobile, capital goods and metals stocks.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) edged up by 31.10 points or 0.37 per cent to 8,541.20 points.

The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 27,721.72 points, provisionally closed at 27,803.24 points (at 3.30 p.m.) — up 92.72 points or 0.33 per cent from the previous close at 27,710.52 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,832.45 points and a low of 27,646.21 points during the intra-day trade.



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