Equity benchmarks staged spectacular performance today on account of short covering. Sensex ended 457 points up at 26694 while Nifty hiked 144 points at 8246. BSE SmallCap closed 154 points up at 12256 while BSE Midcap gained 183 points at 12508. Indian Currency Rupee, closed higher by 28 points at 67.35 against US Dollar.
Asian Market Updates: Nikkei closed 268 points up at 18765, Hang Seng was 60 points up at 22861 and Shanghai Composite lost 6 points at 3215
Gainers: Tata Steel, Tata Motors (D), Tata Motors, Adani Ports, Bosch
Losers: Bharti Infratel, Eicher Motors, Aurobindo Pharma, NTPC