Mumbai, July 30:
The expiry of derivatives’ contracts, coupled with the US Fed’s decision to keep the interest rates intact, buoyed investor sentiments and helped a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to provisionally close over 190 points on Thursday.
The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) provisionally closed the day’s trade- up 190 points or 0.70 percent.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains during the day’s trade. It provisionally closed 57.50 points or 0.69 percent up at 8,432.55 points.
The S&P BSE Sensex which opened at 27,685.82 points, provisionally closed at 27,755.40 points (3.30 p.m.), up 191.97 points or 0.70 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,563.43 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 27,854.46 points and a low of 27,649.97 points in the intra-day trade. (IANS)