Markets open in green, Asian shares hit 6-1/2-month high
3/22/2019

Business/  News Measurements Network

12:30
Markets opened in green on Friday on positive global cues with Asian stocks hitting 6-1/2-month high.
 
The BSE Sensex jumped 90.42 points or 0.24 percent in early trade while the NSE Nifty jumped 30.40 points or 0.26 percent to 11,551.45.
 
Major gainers in the Sensex pack were Bharti Airtel, L&T, Yes BAnk, NTPC, Tata Steel, Power Grid, Asian Paint, Bajaj Auto, Axis Bank, Sun Pharma, Tata Motors and Vedanta, rising up to 2.91 percent. While major losers were HDFC Bank, HUL, RIL, Infosys, HCL, MARUTI, M&M, TCS, and ONGC, falling up to  1.25 percent.
Markets were closed on account of Holi on Thursday.
 
MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent, while Japan`s Nikkei bucked the trend and lost 0.2 percent, a Reuters report wrote. The S&P 500 gained 1.09 percent while the Nasdaq Composite rallied 1.42 percent.
 

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