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Sensex Closes Higher As Liquidity Continues To Chase Stocks


Benchmark indices continued to gain ground as liquidity from both Foreign Institutional Investors and domestic institutions continued to drive stock prices higher.


Markets across Asia also ended the day higher as strong jobs data in the US led to a rally across the region.

Sensex Closes Higher As Liquidity Continues To Chase Stocks
The Japanese Nikkei and the Hang Sang led gainers in Asia. European markets were also trading higher with the German DAX seeing gains of nearly 1 per cent, while other markets like the French CAC and the UK's FTSE were also higher.

The US Jobs data showed an addition of 255,000 jobs in the US for July 2016, as against expectations of just 180,000.

The Sensex ended the day with gains of 62 points at 28,139 points, while the Nifty ended the day higher by 28 points.

Leading the set of winners today was Hindalco, which jumped a staggering 4 per cent in trade. Other notable winners were HDFC and Reliance Industries.

Telecom stocks were having a bad day with stocks like Bharti Airtel and Idea, both among the top Nifty losers in trade.

Some stocks reacted to their results. Andhra Bank dropped a huge 5 per cent, following a poor set of numbers, while Union Bank fell 6 per cent following quarterly numbers. Both these stocks had reported a poor set of earnings.


Meanwhile, the rupee was last trading at 66.85 and was more or less steady in trade. All eyes are now on the RBI's Monetary Policy to be released later on Aug 9.

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Story first published: Monday, August 8, 2016, 15:32 [IST]
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