Indian equity benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty staged a fag-end recovery to close higher on Wednesday ahead of the Reserve Banks policy meet outcome.
At the closing bell, the 30-share BSE Sensex settled with gains of 174.84 points or 0.43% at 40,850.29. The index swung between a high of 40,886.87 and a low of 40,475.83 during the day.
The 50-scrip NSE Nifty closed 43.10 points or 0.36% higher at 12,037.30.
Among the Sensex stocks, Tata Motors emerged as the top gainer, rising by 7%. Yes Bank, ICICI Bank, Vedanta Ltd and Tata Steel were among the gainers.
On the other hand, L&T, Reliance Industries, Maruti, asian Paints and Bajaj Auto dropped.
Sectorally, BSE metal index rose the most by 1.66%, followed by bankex and IT indices.
BSE capital goods and energy led the losers chart.
Asian stocks were trading sharply lower as investors turned more anxious seeing no breakthrough coming soon in US-China trade deal logjam.