Tuesday May 05, 2020
BENGALURU: Indian shares rebounded on Tuesday, led by a jump in beaten-down banking stocks, as Asian markets tracked Wall Street higher after governments eased coronavirus lockdowns.
The NSE Nifty 50 index was up 1.64% at 9,445.60 by 0350 GMT, while the S&P BSE Sensex was 1.68% higher at 32,250.50. The indexes had fallen nearly 6% lower on Monday.
Stocks across Asia followed a late Wall Street surge on Monday, as the easing of lockdown restrictions in Italy and parts of the United States spurred hopes of a pick up in economic activity.
India had tallied more than 40,000 cases of the new coronavirus and deaths from the COVID-19 disease it causes had crossed 1,500 by Tuesday.