At the stock markets, the Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange shot up 873 points, or 1.7 percent, to end at an all time high of 53,823, on Tuesday. The Nifty at the National Stock Exchange spurted 246 points, or 1.6 percent, to a record high of 16,131. The broader market was subdued with the BSE Midcap index and the Smallcap index gaining 0.2 percent, each.
Key indices at other Asian markets ended mostly lower. So Japan’s Nikkei-225 index and China’s Shanghai Composite index fell 0.5 percent, each; Singapore’s Straits Times index slipped 0.4 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index shed 0.2 percent. But South Korea’s Kospi index gained 0.4 percent.
In Europe, London’s FTSE-100 had gained 0.5 percent; France’s CAC-40 had climbed 0.9 percent and Germany’s DAX had gained 0.1 percent, in intra-day trade.
Back home, On the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold futures for October slipped 136 rupees, to 47,950 rupees per ten grams. Silver futures for September fell 347 rupees, to 67,542 rupees per kilo.