Mumbai, July 9: The Indian stock markets ended the day on a positive note backed by gains in the financial stocks. Investor sentiments further improved after PM Narendra Modi, at the India Global Week Summit, said India was seeing green shoots of economic recovery. "Story of global revival will have India playing a leading role," he said at the event. The Sensex zoomed 409 points or over 1 per cent to settle at 36,738. Nifty, on the other hand, ended at 10,813, up 108 points or 1 per cent.
On the other hand, India reported the highest single-day spike of 24,879 new COVID-19 cases and 487 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases increased to 7.67 lakh, including 2,69,789 active cases. India Reports Highest Single-Day Spike of 24,879 COVID-19 Cases & 487 Deaths in Past 24 Hours, Coronavirus Tally Jumps to 7.67 Lakh.
Talking about the global markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 177.10 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 26,067.28, and the Nasdaq composite gained 148.61, or 1.4 per cent, to 10,492.50 to set another record. The S&P 500, which more index funds benchmark themselves against, rose 24.62 to 3,169.94 and is back within 6.4 per cent of its record.
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