Hopes for healthy macro numbers lift equity markets

Investors’ hopes for healthy macro-economic numbers, along with positive global cues on the back of easing geo-political tensions, lifted the key Indian equity indices — the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 — on Tuesday.

On provisional closing basis, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), gained 277 points or 0.87 per cent.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed with gains of 87 points or 0.87 per cent at 10,093.05 points.

The Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 32,029.15 points, was provisionally closed at 32,158.66 points, higher by 276.50 points or 0.87 per cent from the previous day’s close at 31,882.16 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 32,172.46 points and a low of 31,950.24 points during the intra-day trade.

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