Sensex edges higher, up 66 points; Nifty trades at 9337



The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 0.03 per cent to end at 21,012.28 points and the S&P 500 gained 0.08 points, less than a hundredth of a per cent, to end at 2,399.37.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 29,977.50 points, provisionally closed at 29,933.25 points (at 3.30 p.m.) - up 7.10 points or 0.02 per cent from the previous day's close at 29,926.15 points.

Sectorwise, the S&P BSE banking index augmented by 202.61 points, followed by the automobile index, which surged by 155.59 points, and the IT index was up by 127.43 points.

Among BSE sectoral and industry indices, capital market rose 1.90 per cent, industrials 1.27 per cent, power 0.99 per cent, metal 0.76 per cent, oil&gas 0.76 per cent, energy 0.61 per cent and realty 0.52 per cent.

Van Dijk staying with Saints - Puel
Krueger said: "We are just out of the January transfer window and are striving to keep this group together and to build on it". The rumours suggest that Chelsea are the favourites to capture van Dijk, who would command a few of around £50million.

In the cement space, Ambuja Cements and ACC, which had been rising in the previous few sessions on talks of a merger, fell by up to 1.27 per cent.

Major Sensex gainers on Tuesday were: Larsen and Toubro, up 2 per cent at Rs 1,742.80; Adani Ports, up 1.56 per cent at Rs 347.65; Wipro, up 1.21 per cent at Rs 508.70; Axis Bank, up 1.21 per cent at Rs 517.30, and Tata Motors, up 0.82 per cent at Rs 426.70. The MSCI World index, which touched a record high overnight, edged lower. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 23.30 points or 0.25% at 9,337.35 with 37 components gaining.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.1 per cent early on Tuesday. "Emmanuel Macron's victory as France's next President helped gains on most of the Asian stocks, while European stocks were mixed".

The Nasdaq Composite added 0.03 per cent to 6,102.66.

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