SENSEX UP + 107.41 @ 28520.30,
NIFTY FUTURE UP 34.50 @ 8808.00,
BANK NIFTY FUTURE UP + 92.30 @ 20030.50,
USD/INR – 66.87.
Equity benchmarks rallied sharply with the Nifty reclaiming 8800 level in early trade after two-day consolidation.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 207.37 points or 0.73 percent at 28620.26 and the 50-share NSE Nifty up 60.80 points or 0.70 percent at 8803.35.
The market breadth remained strong as about five shares advanced for every share falling on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
HDFC Bank, ITC, Tata Motors, Axis Bank, SBI and Maruti gained more than 1 percent whereas HDFC was the only loser on Sensex.
The Indian rupee gained in the early trade. It has opened higher by 16 paise at 66.86 per dollar versus 67.02 Thursday.