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Sensex settles 86 points higher at 43,443 levels, gains 11% in Samvat 2076

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SI Reporter  | New Delhi 

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Stock brokers react to the movement share prices on BSE Sensex in Mumbai on January 23. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar
NSE's Nifty ended Friday's session at 12,720, up 29 points, or 0.23 per cent.
The domestic equity market ended Friday's session, the last day of Samvat 2076 on a positive note after oscillating between gains and losses during the day. The S&P today gained 86 points, or 0.2 per cent to settle at 43,443 levels. With today's gain, the index rallied 10.68 per cent during Samvat 2076. 

NSE's ended Friday's session at 12,720, up 29 points, or 0.23 per cent. India VIX fell around 4.5 per cent to 19.7 levels. 

On a weekly basis, both and gained 3.7 per cent each. 

Meanwhile, market will open for one hour on Saturday, November 14 for the auspicious "Muhurat session, which will start at 06:15 pm. However, it will remain closed on Monday, November 16 on account of Diwali-Balipratipada. 

In the broader market, the S&P MidCap index rose 0.86 per cent to 15,876 levels while the S&P SmallCap index advanced over 1 per cent to 15,639 points. 

Sectorally, all the indices but FMCG, and Nifty Media settled in the green. 

Global markets

Asian shares eked out gains on Friday and US stock futures turned higher after US president-elect Joe Biden was projected to win the battleground state of Arizona, cementing his win for the office. 

S&P 500 e-mini futures inched out of negative territory on the but without much conviction, and were last up just 0.03 per cent.

European futures remained resolutely dour, with pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 futures down 0.67 per cent, German DAX futures down 0.6 per cent and FTSE futures off 1.1 per cent.

In commodities, gold prices held firm in a narrow range while oil prices fell, pressured by fears about a slow recovery in the global economy and fuel demand due to rising Covid-19 infections, but the market remained on track for a second straight weekly gain, helped by hopes for a vaccine.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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