As investigations into the Rs 11,400 cr scam at PNB, officials at overseas branches of other banks, where the fraudulently issued LoUs were encashed, are under scanner.
Positive global cues, coupled with healthy buying in metals, banking and IT stocks, pushed the key Indian equity indices higher during the mid-afternoon trade session.
Sensex was trading up by 227 points or 0.67 per cent in afternoon trade as banking, IT, pharma and oil stocks gained amid firm global markets.
Bankers said they anticipated status quo in RBI policy but expect its positive impact on bond market as inflation is likely to ease in the second half of the next fiscal.
ICICI Securities has received markets regulator Sebi's go-ahead to raise an estimated Rs 3,000- 4,000 crore through an initial public offering.
The Nifty 50 index fell 21.95 points or 0.2 percent to end at 11,027.70, its lowest closing since January 22.
Nifty rose 88 pts to end at record 10,788.55 pts on robust buying in bank, infra, pharma, metal, IT and finance service sectors.
ICICI Lombard General Insurance reported a 5.20 percent increase in profit after tax (PAT) at Rs 231.76 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.
Sensex zoomed over 209 points to scale new peak of 34,801.74 points on the back of positive macro-economic data and encouraging corporate earnings.
The NSE Nifty opened higher at 10,682.55 and moved in a range of 10,690.40 and 10,597.10 before ending at 10,681.25.
To Issue Rs 8800 Cr worth equity shares on preferential basis to GoI
SBI puts Rs 1935 Cr worth loans up for sale to 24 entities
Seeks bids on cash basis or a mix of cash and security receipts
Approves Issue Price At Rs 300.82/Share For Preferential Issue To Govt
Financial Express Reports
POWER GRID CORP
Emerges as lowest bidder for Rs 1000 cr project
To set up Vindhychaal-Varanasi 765 KV transmission line
Financial Express Reports
Arm To Buy 65% Stake In Indian Film Combine Pvt For Rs 1,105 Cr
Arm To Also Buy 20% Of Indian Film Combine From Xander Group Arm, 45% from Co's Promoter Group
Announces successful regulatory inspection from USFDA for API Facility for Hyderabad Facility
AVIATION IN FOCUS
Jan Domestic Air Passenger Traffic At 1.15 Cr, Up 19.7% YoY
Air India Jan Passenger Load Factor At 84.6% vs 81.8% MoM
Jet Airways Jan Passenger Load Factor At 88.7% vs 88.5% MoM
IndiGo Jan Passenger Load Factor At 89.7% vs 90.8% MoM
SpiceJet Jan Passenger Load Factor At 95.0% vs 95.6% MoM
Air India Jan Market Share At 13.3% vs 13.1% MoM
Jet Airways Jan Market Share At 14.3% vs 14.6% MoM
IndiGo Jan Market Share At 39.7% vs 39.4% MoM
SpiceJet Jan Market Share At 12.6% vs 12.7% MoM