Sensex climbs 164 points; Nifty claims 11,000 levels

MUMBAI: The EEB reference sensex finished 164 points higher on Monday, driven by gains in financial and automotive stocks amid positive signals from other Asian markets. After opening on a negative note, the BSE index of 30 shares recovered 460 points from the day low of 36,784.47 to settle 163.68 points, or 0.44 percent, higher at 37,145.45. It reached an intraday high of 37,244.08.

Similarly, the broadest NSE Nifty rose 56.85 points, or 0.52 percent, to close at 11,003.05. During the day, the index hit a peak of 11,028.85 and a minimum of 10,889.80.

The main winners in the sensex package included Yes Bank, Maruti, Lu0026T, Kotak Bank, Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finance, SBI, ONGC, HDFC and Hero MotoCorp, with an increase of up to 4.47 percent

On the other hand, HCL Tech, Infosys, TechM, Bajaj Auto and TCS fell to 1.50 percent.

In other parts of Asia, the Shanghai, Nikkei and Kospi composite index was set to green, while Hang Seng ended in red.

The exchanges in Europe were also negotiated with a mixed note in their respective first sessions.

The Indian rupee was appreciated in 4 countries (intraday) to quote at 71.67 per US dollar.

The world benchmark for Brent crude oil was trading at 0.80 percent higher at $ 62.03 per barrel.