Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday closed the day's trade in green for the first time in the last five trading sessions, gaining 400 points or two percent, even as the rupee fell to a new record low and concerns over the US stimulus programme grew.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,896.84 points, ended the day's trade at 18,312.94 points, up 407.03 points or 2.27 percent from the previous day's close at 17,905.91 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 18,349.82 points and a low of 17,759.59 points in the day's trade. The gains in the Sensex came a day after it closed below 18,000- mark at 17,905.91 points is the lowest in 11 months.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed the day's trade 105.90 points or two percent up at 5,408.45 points.