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Equity, commodity, forex markets shut on account of Christmas

NEW DELHI: Domestic equity, commodity, currency and bond market will be shut for trading on Wednesday on account of Christmas. Markets will resume trading on Thursday, December 26, 2019.

On Tuesday, the 30-share pack Sensex ended 181.40 points lower at 41,461.26, while its NSE counterpart Nifty was down 48.30 points at 12,214.50. The broader market indices closed flat with Nifty Smallcap up 0.01 per cent at 5,679 while Nifty Midcap down 0.15 per cent at 16,852.

The Asian and US markets too will remain shut for the day.

The three major US stock indices ended mixed in a shortened Christmas Eve session on Tuesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 36.08 points, or 0.13 per cent, to close at 28,515.45. The S&P 500 fell 0.63 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 3,223.38. While, the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 7.24 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 8,952.88, Xinhua reported.

Five of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors declined at the close, with industrials down 0.34 per cent, leading the laggards. Real estate rose 0.17 per cent, the best-performing group.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index added 0.14 per cent as it touched an all-time high and the domestically focused mid-cap index in Britain rose 0.63 per cent to hit a new high.

France’s CAC 40 and Spain’s IBEX 35 both closed little changed, while German, Italian and Swiss country indexes were closed for the day.

Source: Economic Times