Share market highlights: The Sensex and Nifty closed marginally higher on Wednesday ahead of election results tomorrow. The Sensex ended 140.41 points up at 39,110.21, while the Nifty ended above the 11,750-mark. IndusInd Bank, Sun Pharma shares emerged as the biggest gainers, jumping up to 5.6%.
Asian stocks were on shaky ground on Wednesday, as earlier relief over Washington’s temporary relaxation of curbs against China’s Huawei Technologies failed to offset deeper worries about trade frictions between the world’s two largest economies. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan initially edged up following gains on Wall Street but was last down 0.15%. Australian stocks slipped 0.25%, South Korea’s KOSPI fell 0.45% and Japan’s Nikkei edged up 0.05%, Reuters reported.