Sensex rallies 353 points to close at 37,312, Nifty reclaims 11,000-mark; Vedanta, Tata Steel, Yes Bank among top gainers

Mumbai: Equity benchmarks notched up smart gains on Wednesday as positive macroeconomic data and US delaying tariffs on some Chinese goods buoyed investor sentiment.

After surging 515 points during the session, the 30-share BSE Sensex settled 353.37 points or 0.96 percent higher at 37,311.53.

The broader NSE Nifty reclaimed the 11,000-mark, jumping 103.55 points or 0.95 percent to close at 11,029.40.

Asian markets closed in the positive territory after US President Donald Trump delayed tariffs on electronic goods from China, assuaging investor concerns over the prolonged US-China trade war.

Domestic investor sentiment got an additional boost as easing retail and wholesale inflation left room for the Reserve Bank to go for another round of rate cut in October, experts said.

While retail inflation eased marginally to 3.15 percent in July, wholesale inflation fell to a two-and-half-year low of 1.08 percent, government data showed.

 Sensex rallies 353 points to close at 37,312, Nifty reclaims 11,000-mark; Vedanta, Tata Steel, Yes Bank among top gainers

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Top gainers in the Sensex pack included Vedanta, Tata Steel, Yes Bank, Tech Mahindra, Hero MotoCorp, Bharti Airtel, SBI and Bajaj Finance and IndusInd Bank, which rose up to 4.83 percent.

However, Sun Pharma, ONGC, Kotak Bank, Tata Motors, Asian Paints, HCL Tech and NTPC ended up to 4.58 percent lower.

"Moderation in inflation and positive development between US-China on trade war boosted the market sentiment. Market is expecting another rate cut and supportive actions by the government.

"These points are going to define the trend of the market in the short-term. Any delay in measures can have an adverse impact on the market," said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services.

Barring healthcare, all BSE sectoral indices ended in the green, led by metal, telecom, basic materials, capital goods, oil and gas, finance, bankex and teck, which gained up to 2.68 percent.

The broader BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended up to 0.85 percent higher.

Globally, enthusiasm on the US-China trade front was tempered by disappointing Chinese industrial growth data, while Germany's economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the three months to June, hinting at a looming global recession.

Elsewhere in Asia, Hang Seng, Kospi, Shanghai Composite Index and Nikkei closed with gains. Equities in Europe, on the other hand, were trading in the red in early deals.

Meanwhile, the Indian rupee appreciated 13 paise to 71.27 against the US dollar intra-day.

Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, slipped 0.83 percent to $60.79 per barrel.

Updated Date: Aug 14, 2019 19:29:14 IST