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Markets surge after Fed signals slower rate hikes; Sensex up over 1,000 pts

Four-fifths of the Sensex constituents ended with gains. Bajaj Finance rose 10.7 per cent and was the best-performing index stock

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Investors will be tracking whether the Fed can slow the pace of hikes or if inflation pressures would arm-twist the US central bank to announce another super-sized hike.

Sundar Sethuraman Thiruvananthapuram
Indian markets rallied on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 75 basis points (bps) for the second straight month and showed a strong desire to curb inflation. Risk appetite, however, got a boost on optimism that the US central bank would slow the pace of monetary tightening.

The Sensex closed at 56,858 with a gain of 1,041 points, or 1.9 per cent — the biggest single-day gain in two months. The Nifty rose 288 points, or 1.7 per cent, to end the session at 16,929. Both indices closed at their highest level since May 2.

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First Published: Jul 28 2022 | 9:52 PM IST

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