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Sensex, Nifty edge up on positive global markets after Yellen boost

Bengaluru - Asian shares climbed to a record high on Wednesday over Yellen’s backing for more stimulus.



By Reuters

Published: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 8:37 AM

Indian shares inched higher on Wednesday in the run-up to a slew of corporate earnings and on positive global cues after US Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen advocated for a huge fiscal relief package in the United States.

The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index rose 0.4 per centto 14,540 and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.2 per centat 49,507.12 by 0350 GMT. The Nifty and Sensex rose 1.7 per centon Tuesday.

Shares of Nifty 50 components Bajaj Finance and Bajaj Finserv were mostly flat ahead of their Dec. quarter earnings later in the day.

Asian shares climbed to a record high on Wednesday over Yellen’s backing for more stimulus to help the world’s largest economy ride out a pandemic-driven slump.

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