Stock markets would remain closed on Wednesday and Thursday for ‘Diwali Laxmi Pujan’ and ‘Diwali Balipratipada’. The BSE and NSE will conduct a special ‘Muhurat’ trading session on Wednesday, November 7 between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm, the stock exchanges had said on Friday.
Asian shares ticked up in early Tuesday trade, supported by Wall Street gains although sentiment was tempered ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, the first major electoral test of President Donald Trump’s big tax cuts and hostile trade policies.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.15 per cent while Japan’s Nikkei gained 0.5 per cent, a day after both fell more than one per cent.
On Wall Street, the S&P 500 gained 0.56 per cent, with financials such as Berkshire Hathaway supported by strong earnings.