Indian shares see the best day in 5 weeks led by banks
Indian shares rose over 2 per cent on Tuesday, boosted by a surge in banks, metal and information technology companies, while upbeat quarterly updates from companies lifted investor sentiment ahead of the corporate earnings season.
The NSE Nifty 50 index rose 2.3 per cent to 17,274.30, while the S&P BSE Sensex gained 2.3 per cent to 58,065.47. The indexes saw their sharpest one-day gain since August 30.
Global stocks climbed for a second day on Tuesday, adding heft to the rally in Indian markets. Heavyweight Nifty bank index rose 2.8 per cent, while the metals index and IT index surged 3.1 per cent and 2.9 per cent, respectively.
"Our markets and economy are much more resilient than the rest of the world. It is expected that the credit growth will be much better in the second half of the year and that's the reason we are seeing good amount of buying in banks," said Saurabh Jain, assistant vice-president, research, at SMC Global Securities.
IndusInd Bank shares added 5.5 per cent after it posted an 18 per cent jump in net advances in the second quarter. It was the top gainer in Nifty 50 index.
Shares of Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services surged 12% after the company reported strong loan disbursement and improved collection efficiency in September.
"Earnings will be the major driver of markets for the next few weeks, with more stock-specific moves. Banks, capital goods and consumer companies are expected to shine more," SMC's Jain said.
Foreign institutional investors (FII) turned net buyers in the beginning of the week, purchasing 5.91 billion rupees ($72.48 million) worth of domestic equities on Monday, provisional data available with the National Stock Exchange showed.
FIIs sold $1.99 billion of shares last week, as per Refinitiv Eikon data. September saw net FII equity outflows of $903.08 million, compared with $6.44 billion of inflows in August, according to Refinitiv.
India's equity and money markets will be closed for a holiday on Wednesday.