Sensex, Nifty hit lifetime high; Infy stock flat ahead of Q3

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Notable gainers were Adaniports 1.48 per cent, Wipro 1.37 per cent, Coal India 1.37 per cent and ONGC 0.41 per cent.

Major losers were Asian Paint 1.35 per cent, Yes Bank 1.20 per cent, Tata Steel 1.00 per cent, Dr Reddy 0.92 per cent and Tatamtrdvr 0.80 per cent.

Realty fell by 1.46 per cent, FMCG 0.41 per cent, Pharma 0.32 per cent and Infra 0.09 per cent.

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The Sensex recovered nearly 200 points from its day's low at 34,342.16 points. "However, selling pressure emerged in afternoon trade after four Supreme Court judges reportedly said working of the apex Court was not in order". Refiners advanced on the back of weaker oil prices.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

"Whatever has come in till now, say, IT company results or private sector bank results such as South Indian Bank Ltd and IndusInd Bank Ltd, the numbers are largely in line with expectations".

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Multiple reports have since put the tanker in Japanese waters and the Japanese Coast Guard is said to be monitoring the situation. Photos on the Chinese Ministry of Transportation's microblog showed thick black smoke pouring from the ship on Thursday morning.

European stocks were little changed in early trade as the euro continued its ascent against the dollar to hit a three-year high amid signs that the European Central Bank may wind down its 2.55 trillion euro ($3.07 trillion) bond purchase scheme this year. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.1 per cent.

Benchmark domestic indices opened higher today, hitting their lifetime high, tracking positive cues from global markets, and led by gains in metal and energy companies.

MSCI's broadest gauge of the world's stock markets also hit a record high on Thursday, having risen in seven of the eight business days so far this year for a total increase of 3.3 per cent. China reported trade data for December with exports moving up 10.9 percent and imports rising 4.5 percent.

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