Stock market highlights: After surging to new highs, the Sensex and Nifty remain choppy in the afternoon trade on Thursday. The Sensex closed 136 points down to 39,140, while Nifty ended above the 11,750-mark. Earlier, the Sensex hit a new all-time high of 39,487.45, up 212 points from previous close. The Nifty touched a new high of 11,856.15. Jet Airways shares plunged by more than 34% to Rs 168.60 on NSE. RIL shares closed 2.8% to Rs 1,382.90, while Tata Motors shares closed 2.3% higher at Rs 235.90.
Asian shares were subdued on Thursday after a negative performance on Wall Street, with caution ahead of business surveys in Europe and Japan, and the Good Friday and Easter holidays keeping investors on the sidelines. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.08 per cent, trading just below its highest since late July 2018 brushed on Wednesday. Australian shares advanced a quarter of a per cent while Japan’s Nikkei was a shade lower. We bring to you live updates.