Last updated: June 30, 2023, 9:37 AM IST
Sensex Today: Major benchmark indices opened at a new all-time high in Friday’s trading. The S&P BSE Sensex reached an all-time high of 64,311, while Nifty50 hit a new high of 19,080 levels.
Broader indices also showed strength, as Nifty Midcap 100 and Nifty Smallcap 100 indices rose as much as 0.4 percent. The volatility gauge, India VIX, meanwhile, rose 2 percent.
Japan’s Nikkei stock average fell Friday, dragged down by heavyweight technology stocks as investors stopped buying ahead of corporate earnings season, but the index is expected to post weekly gains.
The Nikkei index fell 0.53 percent to 33,058.99 at the midday break. But the index is expected to rise 0.85 percent and recover from its first weekly loss after 10 straight weeks of gains.
The Dow and S&P 500 rose Thursday as bank stocks rallied after major lenders passed the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test, while strong economic data raised expectations of further rate hikes by the central bank.