Nifty Pharma index ends 2.72% higher. Top gainers: COMPANY LATEST PREV CLOSE GAIN() GAIN(%) AUROBINDO PHARMA 759.30 696.95 62.35 8.95 BIOCON 662.95 624.05 38.90 6.23 CADILA HEALTH. 422.35 401.95 20.40 5.08 DIVI'S LAB. 1317.00 1278.05 38.95 3.05 CIPLA 662.10 646.55 15.55 2.41
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 38,243, up 224 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,537, up 60 points.
Among sectoral indices, Nifty Pharma index settled 2.7 per cent higher led by Aurobindo Pharma and Biocon.
In individual stocks Reliance Industries (RIL) rose 2.7 per cent higher to end the day at Rs 1,259 on the BSE.
Rupee hits 72/$
Asian shares skidded for a sixth straight session on Thursday, oil slipped and safe-haven gold gained with investor confidence shaken by turmoil in emerging markets and jitters over a potentially severe escalation in the US-China trade war.
(with Reuters inputs)