Indian Markets Latest: BSE Sensex rose over 100 points in early trade on Friday amid led by gains in index heavyweights HDFC Bank and RIL amid sustained foreign fund inflow. The 30-share index was trading 122.21 points, or 0.31 per cent, higher at 39,174.27 in morning trade. The broader NSE Nifty advance 32.30 points, or 0.28 per cent, to 11,618.65. In the previous session, the 30-share BSE Sensex surged to end 453.07 points, or 1.17 per cent, higher at 39,052.06. The broader NSE Nifty too spiked 122.35 points, or 1.07 per cent, to settle at 11,586.35. The rupee, meanwhile, depreciated by 3 paise against the US dollar to trade at 71.19 in early session.
At 1010 hours, Sensex was trading 97 points higher at 39,149, while NSE Nifty was up 31 points to 11,617.
Sensex Top Gainers
The top gainers in the Sensex pack included Yes Bank, Vedanta, Hero MotoCorp, PowerGrid, L&T, Bajaj Finance and HDFC Bank, rising up to 3 per cent. Share of Reliance Industries too advanced up to 1 per cent ahead of its quarterly earnings, scheduled to be announced later in the day. On the other hand, Bharti Airtel, Infosys, IndusInd Bank, HCL Tech, Asian Paints and Bajaj Auto fell up to 1 per cent.
Asian Markets In Red
Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul were trading in the red, while those in Tokyo were in the green. The US markets finished higher on Thursday. Brent futures, the global oil benchmark, fell 0.48 per cent to USD 59.62 per barrel.
Petrol Price Unchanged, Diesel Gets Cheaper
Petrol prices remained unchanged for the third straight day on Friday, October 18. However, the price of diesel fell by 10 to 11 paise across India. The price of diesel came down by 10 paise in Delhi and Kolkata while it decreased by 11 paise in Mumbai and Chennai. Petrol and diesel prices have fallen steadily this month with petrol getting cheaper by Rs 1.34 per litre and diesel price coming down by Rs 1.18 per litre in Delhi so far.
(With PTI Inputs)