Market opens higher ahead of RBI policy decision

MUMBAI: The BSE Sensex rebounded over 69 points in opening trade, breaking its three-day losing run, ahead of the RBI's bi-monthly policy meet outcome due later in the day.

The 30-share index recovered by 69.38 points, or 0.19 per cent, to 34,972.59. It had lost 419.17 points in the previous three sessions.

Sectoral indices led by FMCG, auto, metal,IT and capital goods rose by up to 0.30 per cent.

The NSE Nifty also went up by 22.65 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 10,615.80.

Brokers said investors were seen raising their bets ahead of the monetary policy announcement.

Besides, a mixed trend at other Asian bourses influenced the trading sentiment in the domestic market.

Shares of Bharti Airtel, Coal India, L&T, Tata Motors, M&M, Adani Ports, ITC, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Auto, Maruti Suzuki, Power Grid and Infosys climbed up to 1.48 per cent.

Meanwhile, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 474.33 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 157.51 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.

Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei rose 0.19 per cent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng edged up 0.31 per cent in their early trade. However, Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.15 per cent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.06 per cent lower in yesterday's trade.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

 

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