Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Indian share market traded in a narrow range on Monday with BSE Sensex gaining 60 points to end the session at 31,648. The broader Nifty 50 index, however, settled flat to negative at 9,266. Out of 30 Sensex stocks, 9 shares settled in green with Sun Pharma as the top gainer with a growth of nearly 4 per cent, followed by HDFC Bank, Infosys, NTPC and HCL Tech. On the flip side, Axis Bank was the top laggard with a decline of over 5.5 per cent. ITC, Maruti Suzuki, ICICI Bank and IndusInd Bank were among other losers on the pack. Most of the sectoral indices finished trade in negative territory. The Nifty Metal index was down 3.20 per cent dragged by Hindalco Industries, JSW Steel, NMDC and Vedanta. On the other hand, Nifty PSU Bank index advanced 4.23 per cent led by gains in Central Bank, UCO Bank, J&K Bank and Indian Bank.
Expecting a major global recession due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank on Friday said that its estimates suggest a much deeper economic downturn than the 2007-09 Great Recession. World Bank President David Malpass said while the tragic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt globally, this crisis will likely hit the poorest and most vulnerable countries and people the hardest.