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Jan 4, 2015

Stock Markets This Week: Sensex gains 2.37%

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Stock Markets This Week: Sensex gains 2.37%

Stock markets this week  (Dec 26 - January 2, 2015) gained 2.37 per cent on hopes of much-awaited sectoral reforms and encouraging manufacturing output data for December by HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

The benchmark BSE Sensex settled at a four week high while NSE Nifty surged to near 8,400 points this week.

The political uncertainty in Greece and New Year eve holidays in Asian stock markets moderated the equity market in India two days in this week.

The sentiment of investors was high as speculations were buzzing around for the much awaited banking reforms by the government. As expected, the government came out with some major decisions over the banking.

This week, the government has also announced to replace the 65 year old Planning Commission with NITI Aayog. This said to be major reform indication from the government of India. 

This week, the government appointed CEO & MD for four nationalized banks snapping the tradition as followed earlier. Under this the government has separated the role of Chairman for the banks. And moreover, the government may give autonomous to banks.

The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for December provided a major push to stock markets on the last trading day of the week.

The BSE Sensex resumed the week higher at 27,247.78 points on December 26. It moved to 27,395.73 points on December 29, 2014 - 27,403.54 points on December 30 – 27,499.42 points on December 31 – 27,507.54 on January 1, 2015 and on January 2, it surged to 27,887.90 points.

The Sensex gained 646.12 points or 2.37 per cent in the week.

The wide-based 50-issue CNX Nifty of the NSE traded between 8,410and 8,214before ending the week at 8,395.45 points, at net gain of 194.75 points or 2.37 per cent in the week.


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