INDIAN BENCHMARKS rose in a special "mahurat" trading session for Diwali on Thursday,led by gains in Suzlon Energy Ltd. while hopes for continued foreign fund inflows into the country also boosted sentiment.Sentiment for stocks remains supported by hopes for more economic reforms after the government earlier this week lifted price controls on diesel and set the stage for liberalization of the coal industry. Investors remain hopeful for further steps after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party won two state elections earlier this month.
The INDIAN BENCHMARKS SENSEX ended 0.24 percent higher at 26851 and the 50-share NIFTY ended 0.23 percent up at 8014.
GLOBAL MARKET CHASE
ASIAN STOCKS fell with Tokyo shares down in reaction to steep overnight selloffs in
European and U.S. equity markets.
U.S. STOCKS rose as investors applauded robust U.S. gross domestic product data.
EUROPEAN STOCKS lower, tracking the downward trend in U.S. and Asian markets and as disappointing German consumer climate data added to concerns over a slowdown in the euro zone's biggest economy.
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