Sensex, Nifty open higher ahead of Budget 2021 presentation

Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex surged over 443 points and the NSE Nifty advanced 115 points in opening trade on Monday, ahead of the Union Budget 2021-22 presentation in Parliament.

The 30-share Sensex was trading higher by 443.06 points or 0.96 per cent at 46,728.83, and the broader Nifty was up 114.85 points or 0.84 per cent at 13,749.45.

On the Sensex chart, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC, ONGC, Titan and HDFC Bank were prominent gainers.

Of the Sensex constituents, 16 shares were trading in the green.

Elsewhere in Asia on Monday, stock markets were in recovery mode in the afternoon session, after four sessions of losses.

The global oil benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.32 per cent to USD 55.38 per barrel.

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