Sensex and Nifty opened higher today following the upsurge in the Wall Street shares which again closed at record highs on Thursday on the optimism over US tax reform plans. BSE Sensex gained 41 points to open at 31,633.34 points and NSE Nifty added 19 points to start at 9,908.15 points. Within minutes of trading, both the key equity indices extended the opening gains and edged up further. The benchmark Sensex advanced as much as 163 points to hit the day’s high of 31,755.39 while the broader Nifty 50 jumped 61 points to mark the day’s high of 9,949.75 points. US stocks notched record closing highs again on Thursday as investors cheered increased prospects for a tax overhaul with the Congress moving closer to the agreement on a budget resolution. Meanwhile, Japan’s Nikkei index jumped to two-year highs in the early on Friday.
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8.55 am: Stocks of Tata Steel, IDFC Bank, Future Retail will be in focus today: Sensex and Nifty are likely to open higher on Friday tracking the Wall Street shares which again closed at record highs on Thursday on the optimism over US tax reform plans.