Domestic Markets Open Stronger, Rupee Also Gains

Indian rupee gained 40 paise to 82.531 against the US dollar in the early session on Friday.
Domestic markets on Friday opened on a stronger note
Domestic markets on Friday opened on a stronger noteREPRESENTATIVE

The domestic markets on Friday was volatile in pre-opening sessions and made gains, tracking strong Asian stocks' cues. The key indices of the Indian stock exchanges had been making losses for two consecutive sessions.

BSE Sensex rose 43 points to 60,396.65 after being volatile till 9.20 am while NSE Nifty 50 rose 14 points to 18,012.95 on Friday morning.

Indian rupee gained 40 paise to 82.531 against the US dollar in the early session on Friday.

The dollar index was at 104.847, which is up 0.03 per cent from its previous close.

The US dollar index is a measure of the value of the US dollar relative to a basket of foreign currencies. These six currencies are the euro (EUR), Japanese yen (JPY), Canadian dollar (CAD), British pound (GBP), Swedish krona (SEK), and Swiss franc (CHF).

In Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei surged 154 points, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 52 points, China's Shanghai SE was trading 6 points up while S&P ASX went up 41 points.

In Europe, FTSE went up 48 points and settled at 7,633.45, CAC 40 was trading in the green, Deutsche Borse was 54 points down while Refinitiv Europe was volatile and ended with 1 points on Thursday.

Domestic markets on Friday opened on a stronger note
Indian Stocks Remain Steady After Initial Losses

In American markets, Dow Jones was down 339 points, Nasdaq declines 153 points, S&P 500 went down 44 points and Refinitiv United States was down 4 points as Asian markets opened on Friday.

On Thursday, the headline equity indices pared most of the losses and ended with significant cuts. The BSE Sensex, was down 304.18 points or 0.50 per cent to 60,353.27. The Nifty 50 index lost 50.80 points or 0.28 per cent to 17,992.15.

On Thursday, the NSE's India VIX, a gauge of the market's expectation of volatility over the near term, fell 1.41 per cent to 14.98.

The Federal Reserve released the minutes from its December 13-14 meeting on Thursday, which showed central bank officials expect rates to be higher for "some time." US manufacturing contracted further in December.

(With inputs from ANI)

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