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Sensex ends 226 pts up; Tata Steel jumps 4.6%, Voda Idea 12%, RIL slips 2%

In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced 1 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively

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SI Reporter  | New Delhi 

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Stock market updates: started the July F&O series with impressive gains on Friday as hefty buying in metals, financials, and pharma sectors lifted indices for the second day. The Nifty PSU Bank index closed 2.7 per cent higher on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) amid renewed privatisation buzz and fund-raising by banks. 

That apart, the Nifty Metal index zoomed 2.5 per cent after Russian government said it is preparing new export taxes from August 1 for steel products, nickel, aluminium and copper which will cost their producers $2.3 billion.

The Nifty Bank, Private Bank, Pharma, and auto indices, meanwhile, rose between 0.7 per cent and 1.6 per cent.

Overall, the frontline S&P BSE index added 226 points, or 0.43 per cent, to settle the session at 52,925 levels while the index shut shop at 15,863-mark, up 73 points or 0.46 per cent.

In the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices advanced 1 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively. 

Tata Steel (up nearly 4 per cent), Axis Bank, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Hindalco, JSW Steel, Maruti Suzuki, and Coal India made it to the list of outperforming stocks in the large-cap segment while Vodafone Idea, Apollo Hospitals, SAIL, Ashok Leyland, Allcargo Logistics, Uttam Sugar Mills, and Ajmera Realty marched ahead in the broader market space.

Global markets
Asian shares rose on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street overnight that lifted the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 indexes to record highs after U.S. President Joe Biden embraced a bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal.

Japan's Nikkei closed 0.66 per cent higher while South Korea's Kospi rallied 0.5 per cent and Australia's ASX200 was last up 0.45 per cent. China's Shanghai index, too, surged 1.1 per cent.

In Europe, however, shares traded lower as a slide in healthcare-related stocks more than offset a boost from the financial sector. The pan-European STOXX 600 index slipped 0.06 per cent, Germany's DAX declined 0.24 per cent, and France's CAC40 fell 0.2 per cent.

As regards Wall Street, Futures of three main US stock indices gained up to 0.25 per cent, suggesting a flat-to-positive start later in the day.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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