Indian stock markets witnessed some heavy purchasing activity as Oil and Gas sector stocks led the list of gainers today as RBI said that it would give USD directly to the oil marketing companies for purchasing activities. The Bombay Stock Exchange's 30 component SENSEX closed 405 points up at 18401.04. National Stock Exchange's NIFTY 50 also closed higher by 125 points today at 5409.05 points.
Almost all of the sectoral indices closed in green at BSE with oil and gas sector index ending the day higher by 2.86 percent from yesterday's close at 8,094.62, followed by metal index closed up by 2.38 percent, whereas FMCG index closed higher by 2.29 percent and capital goods index rose by 2.20 percent.
Still Indian economy and stock markets have long way to go before it erases the crash post the sudden fall in INR valuation, rupee closed the day at 66.6/USD, Gold gained 297 points, hence providing slight hint that stock purchase might have been done by speculators and Markets might fall tomorrow on profit booking.