Indian markets are likely to open on Positive note tracking SGX Nifty and global
U.S. Stocks turned in a relatively lackluster performance during trading on Thursday
but managed to end the day modestly higher. With the uptick on the day the Dow
reached another new record closing high. Traders seemed reluctant to make more
significant moves ahead of the release of some key economic data and earnings
news on Friday. The major averages posted slim gains on the day. The Dow crept
up 0.1 percent to 21553 the Nasdaq rose 0.2 percent to 6274 and the SP 500
edged up 0.2 percent to 2447.
U.K. stocks ended marginally lower on Thursday with a strong pound and losses for
drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC weighing on the London bluechip benchmark a day
after it logged its biggest gain in more than two months. The FTSE 100 UKX ended
down 0.1% at 7413 after closing at its highest level since June 27 on Wednesday
Domestic front Sensex and the Nifty hit record closing high. T

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