Sensex rallies 175 pts to hit record high; Nifty tests 12,100

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Mumbai: Market benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 175 points to hit its record high of 41,185.03 in opening session on Monday tracking global euphoria over the US-China trade deal.

After starting significantly higher, the 30-share index pared gains to trade 15.33 points or 0.04% up at 41,025.04. Similarly, the broader Nifty was trading 5.75 points or 0.05% up at 12,092.45.

Kotak Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack rising up to 2.01%, followed by HCL Tech, Tech Mahirdra, TCS, Bajaj Auto and SBI.

On the other hand, Sun Pharma was the top loser, shedding up to 1.57%. Yes Bank, HUL, ITC, Bajaj Finance and Axis Bank were also trading in the red.

In the previous session, the 30-share gauge ended 428 points, or 1.05%, higher at 41,009.71, while the Nifty settled 114.90 points, or 0.96%, higher at 12,086.70.

On a net basis, foreign institutional investors bought equities worth Rs 115.70 crore, and domestic institutional investors purchased shares worth Rs 384.92 crore, data available with stock exchange showed on Friday.

According to traders, an agreement between the US and China over trade tariffs has enthused global investors.

The two countries have reached a historic agreement on a phase one trade deal reaching a big breakthrough in the over 18-month-long bruising trade war between the world’s two largest economies that threatened to roil the global economy.

Bourses in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul were trading on a flat note.

Back home, market participants are eyeing announcement of wholesale inflation later in the day, traders said. Brent futures, the global oil benchmark, fell 0.34% to $65 per barrel.

Meanwhile, the rupee appreciated 6 paise to 70.77 in morning session.

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