Equities flag a fresh closing high for 2019
Equities flag a fresh closing high for 2019

Sensex closes 217 points up at 37,752, Nifty at 11,342

ANI | Updated: Mar 13, 2019 17:11 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 13 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices ended higher for the third consecutive session on Wednesday to flag a fresh closing high for 2019.
Despite weak global sentiment, the BSE S&P Sensex closed 217 points higher at 37,752 while the NSE Nifty 50 was up 41 points at 11,342.
The gains were largely driven by IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Bajaj Finance, HDFC Bank, and Hindustan Petroleum.
Shares of Jet Airways dropped 1.7 per cent while Spicejet slid over 2 per cent after the government grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the deadly crash in Ethiopia.
Among other losers were Bharti Airtel, Indian Oil, Vedanta, and Sun Pharma.
Meanwhile, Asian stock markets were mixed amid fresh global uncertainties that weighed on stocks. Traders booked profits from a rally over the past few days.
Investors have been closely watching developments in Britain where the Parliament has voted to reject a deal for the country to exit from the European Union.
The move plunges the Brexit process into chaos, barely 17 days before Britain is due to leave the bloc. Concerns over global growth and trade continue to mount with fading optimism over US-China trade talks. (ANI)