Stock market highlights: After opening higher,the Sensex and Nifty extended gains in the afternoon trade on Friday, ahead of exit polls in weekend. The Sensex closed 538 points up to 37,930.77, while the Nifty closed above the 11,400-mark. Bajaj Finance shares ended 6.1% higher at Rs 3,301 while Heromotocorp shares ended 4.6% higher at Rs 2,632, to emerge among the biggest Sensex gainers.
Asian shares were trying to end a bleak week in the black on Friday as upbeat U.S. economic news and solid company earnings offered a respite from the interminable Sino-U.S. trade saga. The reprieve might prove brief, however, given the fallout from President Donald Trump’s move to block China’s Huawei Technologies from buying vital American technology, Reuters reported. We bring to you Live updates.