The market registered notable gains in the week ended Friday, 24 Nov 2017, on strong global cues coupled with some domestic triggers. The Sensex picked up 91 pts on Friday to finish at a 3-week high of 33,679.24, influenced by gains in IT stocks and consumer durables stocks. The Nifty reclaimed the 10,400-mark to scale an intraday high of 10404.50 but profit taking dragged it down to 10389.70, with a gain of 40.95 points, or 0.40%.
Sensex opened the week at 33,365 and made a peak of 33,738, low of 33,288 closing the week at 33, 679. At the same time, the Nifty opened the week at 10,287 and made a high of 10,404 and low of 10261 closing the week at 10,389. Hence, all through the week, the Sensex gained 1 percent or 336.44 pts, while the Nifty rallied 1.03 percent or 106.10 pts. Moody’s S&P kept India-Sovereign rating unchanged with “Stable” outlook.
The global ratings agency maintained that growth will remain strong over coming 2 years and the country will keep up good external accounts position and fiscal deficit will be mostly in line with expectations.
Among important domestic events during the week, the govt promulgated an ordinance to modify the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code-2016, aiming to prevent unscrupulous, undesirable persons from misusing the provisions of the code.
The Parliamentary Affairs Cabinet Committee on Friday recommended that the winter session of Parliament be scheduled from 15 Dec 2017 to 5 Jan 2018.