Thursday, 17 August 2017

Market Live: Nifty Manages to Hold 9900

Equity benchmark indices continued its positive momentum from the previous session, with the Nifty climbing above 9900 in the opening tick.

At 09:17 hrs, the Sensex was up 43.94 points at 31814.83, while the Nifty was up 10.95 points at 9908.25. The market breadth was healthy as 519 shares advanced against a decline of 252 shares, while 25 shares were unchanged.

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Midcaps continued to gain, while strong movements was seen among metals as well as information technology stocks.

Infosys, HDFC, and Vedanta were the top gainers on both indices, while Bajaj Auto, HUL, Power Grid and Zee Entertainment lost the most.

Asian stocks edged up on Thursday as tensions between the US and North Korea came off the boil, while worries about President Donald Trump's ability to implement his pro-growth agenda and the Federal Reserve's concerns about low US inflation hit the dollar.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 percent in early trade.

Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.1 percent, weighed down by the yen's strength.

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