MUMBAI: Sensex saw a rise by 700 points on Tuesday, February 3rd. Main reasons which led to this change were internatinal price of crude oil and worldwide cues.
Brent, the global oil benchmark, on Tuesday fell as much as $53.95 a barrel as traders weigh the impact on global demand from the spread of coronavirus, which has probably cut China's oil consumption by 20 per cent, according to analysts.
China is the largest importer of crude oil in the world, while India also imports over 80 per cent of its total oil requirements.
HeroMotoCorp, ITC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Reliance Industries were the top gainers on the Sensex.
At 11.19 a.m., the benchmark Sensex traded at 40,591.36, higher by 719.05 points or 1.80 per cent. The Nifty gained 222.05 points to trade at 11,929.95.
Asian markets traded higher on Tuesday after a recovery in Chinese stock markets. Shanghai Composite Index fell over 8 per cent on Monday. Investors reacted to the Coronavirus related deaths which has crossed 400 in China.
Meanwhile, provisions data from the exchanges showed, foreign institutional investors sold equities worth Rs 1,200.27 crore on Monday, while domestic institutional investors purchased shares worth Rs 1,286.63 crore.