Benchmark indices traded mixed and ended marginally higher on the fourth trading session of the week amid positive global sentiments. An official forecast from IMD of an average monsoon in 2017 and expectations of positive quarterly results are expected to push markets higher in the near-term. However indices may witness volatility in coming trade sessions as F&O expiry is due in next week. Nifty ended the session to close at 9162.60.Realty and Media stocks were the major gainers of the day while Pharma and banking stocks were the losers for the day.
Global Markets Update
World stocks eked out small gains on Thursday as investors resisted risky bets ahead of the first round of the French presidential election over the weekend.
Japanese stocks ended nearly flat for a second day on Thursday as investors became cautious ahead of global risk events such as the first-round of French presidential elections at the weekend and mounting tensions over North Korea.
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