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Global cues buoy indices; auto stocks rise

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Broadly positive global markets along with pushed the key Indian equity indices higher during the special "Muhurat" trade session on Wednesday.

The special hour-long session held every year on Diwali day to mark the start of the Hindu New Year saw the key equity indices -- and NSE -- make gains during the intra-trade period.

According to market observers, the special session to mark Samvat 2075 witnessed healthy buying in automobile, capital goods, and stocks.

The of (NSE) gained 64.75 points or 0.61 per cent to 10,594.75 points.

Similarly, the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) gained 248 points during the trade period.

The BSE Sensex, which opened at 35,301.88 points, traded at 35,240.15 points (at 6.15 p.m.) -- up 248.24 points or 0.71 per cent from Tuesday's close at 34,991.91 points.

In Samvat 2074, the gained eight per cent on a year-on-year basis, while the rose 3.8 per cent.

The special trading session held every year on Diwali is considered to be auspicious for trading.

It is believed that the "Muhurat" trading on this day brings wealth and prosperity throughout the year.

This ritual has been observed for ages by the trading community.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 18:44 IST
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