Stock Market Highlights: After opening higher –Sensex and Nifty–turnesd choppy in the afternoon trade after RBI cut rates by 25 basis points and ended the session on a flat note. The Sensex closed 4 points down at 36,971.09 while the Nifty ended above the 11,050-mark. Sun Pharma shares extended rally in the afternoon trade to close 4% higher at Rs 438 after its subsidiary Taro Pharma reported strong Q3 results. Bajaj Auto shares closed 3% higher at Rs 2,855 in the afternoon trade on Thursday.
Asian share markets were in a muted mood on Thursday and looked set for a sleepy session with China still on holiday and no major economic data on the diary. MSCI s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little moved in early trade after ending almost unchanged on Wednesday. Japan s Nikkei dipped 0.2 percent, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were off 0.06 percent in very thin trade. Wall Street had already snoozed through a subdued session, though disappointing revenue forecasts hammered shares of the major videogame makers, Reuters reported. We bring to you live updates.