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Trading of Nifty 50 index futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could rise 9 points at the opening bell.

Overseas, most Asian shares were trading higher. US stocks fell on Monday as the White House's restrictions on Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co weighed on the technology sector and raised concerns that the move would further inflame trade tensions between the United States and China.

Back home,domestic stocks logged strong gains on first trading day of the week yesterday, 20 May 2019. The Sensex and the Nifty, both, settled at record high. Sentiment was boosted after most exit polls forecast a majority for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Lok Sabha polls. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, surged 1,421.90 points or 3.75% at 39,352.67, a record closing high. The Nifty 50 index surged 421.10 points or 3.69% at 11,828.25, a record closing high.

The trading activity on that day showed that the foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 1734.45 crore yesterday, 20 May 2019, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges. Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 542.71 crore yesterday, 20 May 2019, as per provisional data.

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First Published: Tue, May 21 2019. 08:29 IST