Domestic markets to remain close today on account of Maha Shivratri
Domestic markets to remain close on Friday on account of Maha Shivratri. On Thursday, markets had touched five-months high.
The benchmark 10-year bond yield fell 2 basis points to 6.91% from the previous close.
While the rupee strengthened to 66.8250/66.8350 a dollar, the highest since November 10, compared with its previous close of 66.9675/66.9775.
On global front, Asian shares took a breather, hovering just below 1-1/2-year highs as investors braced for a potentially wobbly session after US President Donald Trump called China "grand champions" of currency manipulation, as reported by Reuters.
MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1% in early trade after four straight days of gains while Japan`s yen-sensitive Nikkei was off 0.7%, said the report.
The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 46 nations, rose 0.15% to 446.69 on Thursday, touching a record peak at 447.67 at one point and extending its gains so far this year to almost 6%, the report added.