Sensex jumps 100 points; Rupee gains 15 paise to 73.09 against US dollar


Sensex jumped over 100 points in the opening trade on Friday ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy decision.

The 30-share index was trading 103.44 points or 0.26 per cent higher at 40,286.11, and the NSE Nifty rose 34.85 points or 0.29 per cent to 11,869.45.

Tata Steel was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 3 per cent, followed by Bharti Airtel, L&T, M&M, Bajaj Finance and HDFC.

On the other hand, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Reliance Industries, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Nestle India and Tech Mahindra were among the laggards.

International oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.35 per cent lower at USD 43.19 per barrel.

Rupee gained 15 paise to 73.09 against the US dollar in early trade as the Reserve Bank of India decided to keep benchmark interest rate unchanged.


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