In an appearance before his Congressional overseers on Wednesday, Powell confirmed that the US economy is still under threat and that the central bank stands ready to “act as appropriate”.
The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rose 196 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 38,747, with IndusInd Bank, Hero MotoCorp, State Bank of India, Powergrid, and HDFC among the top gainers. The broader Nifty50 index added 60 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 11,559.
All the Nifty sectoral indices were trading in the green. Nifty Realty index gained 1.4 per cent while Nifty Pharma was up 1 per cent.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index added 46 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 14,461, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index climbed 9 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 13,708.
Shares of Religare Enterprises were locked in the 10 per cent upper circuit at Rs 42.95 per share on the BSE on Thursday after the company announced its plan to sell Religare Finvest to TCG advisory for an undisclosed amount. READ MORE
Shares of GTPL Hathway zoomed 20 per cent to Rs 64.80 in intra-day trade on the BSE on Thursday after the digital cable television and broadband services provider’s consolidated net profit more-than-doubled at Rs 29 crore for the quarter ended June 2019 (Q1FY20). It had posted a profit of Rs 13 crore in the year-ago quarter. READ MORE
CCL Products and Den Networks will announce their Q1FY20 results today.