Equities trade higher ahead of RBI policy review outcome

Stock markets get RBI lift closes up for 4th day

The 30-share index rose 44.16 points, or 0.14 per cent, to 31,541.54.

The central bank's 2-day monetary policy review kicks off today and the decision is due tomorrow.

The gauge had rallied 337.57 points in the previous three sessions.

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At 12.30 p.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 53.55 points, or 0.54 per cent, to trade at 9,913.05 points. On the other hand, London's FTSE jumped 0.11%, while Germany's Dax Performance Index moved up 0.58%. RBI is not expected to budge from the existing rates in the wake of rising inflation, even though the government and industry players are vouching for a rate cut.

USA manufacturing activity in September rose to its highest level in 13 years, a pointer to gradual revival of the global economy.

Equity benchmarks extended gains after a cautious start on Wednesday.

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"Top gainers on the NSE were Tata Motors, Gail and Bajaj Auto, while on the losing side were Power Grid, Maruti Suzuki and State Bank of India", he added. The deadliest mass shooting in USA history, however, brought in a sense of caution, traders said.

Hero MotoCorp edged up 0.4 percent on positing record sales in September.

Asian Paints, RIL, Adani Ports and Tata Steel looked good, climbing up to 2.72 per cent. Auto, metal, consumer durables and realty stocks hit a sweet spot. "Mid-cap index outperformed the Nifty while the small-cap index underperformed", Deepak Jasani, Head - Retail Research, HDFC Securities, told IANS.

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