Indian stocks markets on Thursday suffered another big selloff with benchmark Sensex registering its biggest one-day fall in absolute terms. (Photo: Mint)
Indian stocks markets on Thursday suffered another big selloff with benchmark Sensex registering its biggest one-day fall in absolute terms. (Photo: Mint)

Markets stage sharp recovery; Sensex ends 1,325 points up, Nifty reclaims 10k

  • Indian equity markets were shut for 45 minutes this morning after a 10% fall in major indices triggered the circuit breaker
  • Among sectoral indices, BSE Metal – up nearly 6% -- was the biggest gainer, followed by BSE Oil & Gas, up 5.5%

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13 Mar 2020, 03:35:25 PM IST

Market Closing

Indian stocks recovered sharply to close more than 4% higher on Friday after tumbling earlier in the session. The Nifty jumped 433 points to close at 10,023. The benchmark Sensex rose 1,325 points to end at 34,103.48.

Indian equity markets were shut for 45 minutes this morning after a 10% fall in major indices triggered the circuit breaker.

India's volatility index was up 10% after surging 44% to its highest in over a decade.

Among sectoral indices, BSE Metal – up nearly 6% -- was the biggest gainer, followed by BSE Oil & Gas, up 5.5%.

13 Mar 2020, 02:35:16 PM IST

SBI & LIC may hold 55.56% stake in Yes Bank

State bank of India has submitted a proposal to the Cabinet under which the state owned lender along with Life Insurance Corporation of India will hold 55.56% stake in the cash strapped Yes bank. Of this, SBI will hold 45.74% and LIC will end up holding 9.81%. Private lenders including HDFC Ltd and ICICI bank Ltd will hold 6.31% each while Axis bank Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd will hold 3.15% each.

13 Mar 2020, 02:30:59 PM IST

Nifty PSU Bank up 7.6%

13 Mar 2020, 02:11:27 PM IST

Nifty slips below 10,000-mark

Benchmark Nifty 50 gave up some gains to slip below the 10,000-mark. The index was up 402 points at 9,993. Among the Nifty stocks, 41 advanced while 9 declined.


Having tumbled minutes after open today, the markets staged their biggest intra-day recovery.

13 Mar 2020, 01:58:16 PM IST

SBI, HDFC, BPCL top gainers on Nifty

13 Mar 2020, 01:54:17 PM IST

All Nifty sectoral indices in the green barring Nifty Media

13 Mar 2020, 01:51:02 PM IST

HDFC, SBI top performers on Sensex

13 Mar 2020, 01:40:34 PM IST

Sensex reclaims 34,000 points, Nifty at 10,152

The Sensex surged nearly 6% to 34,724 points, while the Nifty 50 rose 5.7% to 10,152 points.


On the Sensex, all constituents rose barring Asian Paints, while among the Nifty stocks, 48 advanced and two declined.

13 Mar 2020, 01:34:10 PM IST

Key ministries to brief daily on situation arising out of COVID-19

Senior officials of key ministries – external affairs, health, civil aviation, finance and commerce – will brief the press daily giving an update on the situation arising out of COVID-19 cases in the country.

13 Mar 2020, 01:23:28 PM IST

HDFC twins, ICICI Bank, RIL lift Sensex over 1,500 points

13 Mar 2020, 01:16:05 PM IST

Sensex sees biggest intra-day recovery

13 Mar 2020, 12:59:03 PM IST

Market update

Indian equity markets were shut for 45 minutes this morning after a 10% fall in major indices triggered the circuit breaker. After the market opened, Nifty and Sensex erased all losses, with Nifty50 at 9,860 and Sensex touching 33,700. Both indices were at levels higher than Thursday’s close.

13 Mar 2020, 12:41:05 PM IST

Cabinet approves Yes Bank restructuring plan

LIC to buy 135 crore shares of Yes Bank at 10 per share. (CNBC-TV18)

13 Mar 2020, 12:40:23 PM IST

Crisil assigns 'GVC Level 1' rating to Bharti Airtel

Crisil has assigned its 'GVC Level 1' rating to Bharti Airtel. The rating indicates that the company's capability with respect to corporate governance, and value creation for all its stakeholders, is the 'highest'.

13 Mar 2020, 12:29:19 PM IST

Stocks recover, but here’s why uncertainty may still have the upper hand

Indian stocks recovered from a chilling 10% lower circuit the Nifty 50 hit soon after opening on Friday signalling that investors are willing to take some risk at lower levels. From its lows, the bellwether recovered a good 1000 points on the Nifty during trade on Friday helping soothe frayed nerves.

13 Mar 2020, 12:26:31 PM IST

DHFL down 5%

The RBI appointed administrator at Dewan Housing Finance has ordered a transaction audit at the non-bank lender after allegations of money laundering surfaced in the aftermath of the regulatory action on Yes Bank.

13 Mar 2020, 12:23:48 PM IST

Bharti Airtel up 4%

Bharti Airtel has acquired a strategic stake in fitness start-up Spectacom Global Pvt Ltd, under the Airtel Start-up Accelerator Program, which focuses on supporting growth of early stage Indian start-ups.

13 Mar 2020, 12:22:17 PM IST

State Bank of India up 11%

State Bank of India’s executive committee of central board on Thursday approved the purchase of 725 crore shares in private sector lender Yes bank at a price of 10 per share. State Bank of India’s shareholding will remain within 49% of the paid-up capital of Yes Bank.

13 Mar 2020, 12:14:53 PM IST

Market not reflecting economy's fundamentals, says CEA Subramanian

13 Mar 2020, 11:53:53 AM IST

CEA on market sell-off

CEA K V Subramanian says market reacting due to coronavirus, global factors. February CPI inflation lower than consensus estimate. Expect core inflation to go down on lower crude prices.


Says, purchasing power in rural areas is going up, FY20 current account deficit will be much lower on cheaper crude.

13 Mar 2020, 11:52:30 AM IST

Deadline to submit bids for Air India extended

Government extends deadline to submit bids for Air India privatization to 30 April from 17 March

13 Mar 2020, 11:51:04 AM IST

Vodafone Idea up 35%

According to a CNBC-TV18 report, Union Cabinet has cleared some relief measures for telecom sector.

13 Mar 2020, 11:47:39 AM IST

Sensex, Nifty back in the red

In volatile trade, benchmark indices fell back in the red. At 1143 am, the Sensex was down nearly 1% at 32,467 points, while the Nifty 50 was down over 1% at 9495 points.


On the Nifty, 13 stocks advanced while 37 declined, while on the Sensex 23 stocks declined and seven rose.

13 Mar 2020, 11:41:42 AM IST

India VIX jumps 40%

13 Mar 2020, 11:34:52 AM IST

India passenger car sales decline 9% YoY in February: SIAM

Passenger car sales fell 8.8% year-on-year in February, while sales of utility vehicles rose a marginal 0.1% on year: SIAM.


Sales of commercial vehicles declined 32.9% in February.


13 Mar 2020, 11:21:20 AM IST

Relief for telcos

Union Cabinet clears some relief measures for telecom sector. (CNBC-TV18)

13 Mar 2020, 11:06:00 AM IST

BSE MidCap down 400 points

13 Mar 2020, 10:57:09 AM IST

Biggest intra-day recovery

Spooked by the fears of coronavirus, benchmark indices plunged 10% at open following which trade was halted. But soon after trade resumed, market pared losses with Sensex and Nifty up 1% each.

13 Mar 2020, 10:29:46 AM IST

Nifty down 488 points or 5% at 9,100

13 Mar 2020, 10:22:58 AM IST

Nifty50 up 400 points from lows

Nifty Bank, Nifty MidCap down over 9% each.

13 Mar 2020, 10:21:35 AM IST

SGX Nifty off lows

SGX Nifty at 8775 points, up from its low of 8496 earlier today.

13 Mar 2020, 10:19:51 AM IST

Asian markets off lows

Hong Kong's Hang Seng up 400 points from lows and Nikkei up 850 points from lows.

13 Mar 2020, 10:16:25 AM IST

Rupee gains

Rupee up 40 paise from intra-day low.

13 Mar 2020, 10:13:49 AM IST

Dow futures gain

Dow futures in the green, up 730 points from the lows. (CNBC-TV18)

13 Mar 2020, 09:58:39 AM IST

Daily Market Wide Circuit Filter

13 Mar 2020, 09:54:05 AM IST

Trading halted after 10% plunge trigger circuit breaker

The S&P BSE Sensex gauge plunged within minutes of opening on Friday, falling to 29,687.52, set for the lowest level since 2017. The suspension will last for 45 minutes. The NSE Nifty Index slumped to 8,624.05 in the nation’s first such halt since May 2009.


A further 15% slump on resumption of trading before 1 p.m. local time will trigger another halt lasting an hour and 45 minutes, according to exchange rules.


The market shall re-open, after index based market-wide circuit filter breach, with a pre-open call auction session.


Here's the extent of duration of the market halt and pre-open session:

13 Mar 2020, 09:37:05 AM IST

Markets to have another 15-minute pre-open session

Pre-open call auction from 10:05 am; Normal trading to resume from 10:20 am.

13 Mar 2020, 09:23:26 AM IST

Market sell-off

Nifty hits lower circuit, trading halted for 45 minutes.

13 Mar 2020, 09:22:29 AM IST

Sensex, Nifty open at 3-year low

Indian equity indices opened at a 3-year low on Friday with Nifty and Sensex breaching 9,000 and 32,000 points respectively.

13 Mar 2020, 09:15:42 AM IST

Rupee hits record low

The Indian Rupee hits an all time low of 74.50 against the US dollar.

13 Mar 2020, 09:09:44 AM IST

Stocks to Watch

Yes Bank, SBI, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Jet Airways and DHFL are among the top stocks that may be in focus today.

13 Mar 2020, 09:06:58 AM IST

Nifty sub-9,000, Sensex breaches 32,000 in pre-open

Sensex was at 31,434.27 down 1343 points while Nifty fell 633.40 points to 8,956.75 in pre-open trade.

13 Mar 2020, 09:02:30 AM IST

Rupee opens weak

The Indian rupee opened at 74.41 against US dollar compared with Thursday's close of 74.22.

13 Mar 2020, 08:50:33 AM IST

Crude update

In early deals today, Brent crude fell 2% to $32.55 a barrel after declining over 7% on Thursday. US crude was down 66 cents or 2.1% at $30.84.

13 Mar 2020, 08:41:29 AM IST

Asian stocks nosedive

Asian markets opened in freefall on Friday, extending a global rout. The Nikkei 225 index dropped nearly 8% in early trade, while the broader Topix index fell 7.20%.


Singapore's SGX Nifty fell 7.3%. Shanghai Composite was down 2.8% while Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 5.3%.


Australia's ASX was down 5.91% and South Korea's KOSPI index fell 7.3%.

13 Mar 2020, 08:41:29 AM IST

Wall Street plummets

Wall Street tanked on Thursday, ending the longest-ever US bull market after new travel restrictions to curb the coronavirus outbreak spooked investors and rattled world markets.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 9.99%, the S&P 500 slipped 9.51%, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 9.43%.

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