Markets, Rupee, Gold, Petrol, Diesel Price Live Updates: Sensex gains 250 points in early trade led by banks

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Share Market, Rupee, Gold, Petrol, Diesel Price/Rate Today Live News Updates: The topline indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened higher on Friday taking cues from their key Asian peers.

At 9:30 am, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 247.72 points or 0.61 per cent at 40,534.20, while the broader Nifty 50 was trading at 11,942.20, up 70.10 points or 0.59 per cent.

Among the sectors, the Nifty PSU Bank index was the top gainer in early trade on Friday. It was nearly 3 per cent higher led by sharp gains in the shares of Central Bank of India, Bank of India and Punjab National Bank (PNB).

Global Markets

Asian stocks jumped on Friday, propelled by a record S&P 500 finish and White House comments suggesting Washington and Beijing were close to striking a trade deal, reviving hopes the tariff war may near an end. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday that Washington was getting close to a trade agreement with China, providing a fillip to investor confidence.

That helped to lift MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan up 0.67 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei added 0.76 per cent and Australian shares gained 0.8 per cent. Chinese blue-chip shares gained 0.06 per cent shortly after the start of trade.