Share market Highlights: The Sensex and Nifty closed higher for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, backed by strong foreign fund inflows and gains in financial heavyweights. The Sensex surged 482 points to close at 37,535.66, while Nifty ended above the 10,300-mark. Bharti Airtel shares closed 5% higher at Rs 350.50, while ICICI Bank shares ended at Rs 388.70 on BSE. Nifty Bank Index rose by more than 1.4% intra-day to hit record high of 28,488.10.
The pound jumped on Tuesday and Asian shares rose after the European Commission agreed to changes in a Brexit deal ahead of a vote in the British parliament on a divorce agreement. European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to additional assurances in an updated Brexit deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday, but warned UK lawmakers would not get a third chance to endorse it, Reuters reported. We bring to you LIVE updates.