Markets gained ground on Thursday with the S&P BSE Sensex rallying over 665 points, or around 1.5 per cent, in intra-day deals. On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the Nifty50 moved up around 1.3 per cent, or 140 points, to hit an intra-day high of 10,813.
Here are five factors driving the markets on Thursday:
Status quo by the US Federal Reserve: The US Federal Reserve held rates steady at the end of its two-day meeting, which ended Wednesday. The Federal Open Market Committee “will be patient as it determines what future adjustments to the target range for the federal