At 9:49 am ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was up 7.01 points, or 0.03 percent, at 24,469.95, the S&P 500 .SPX was up 1.48 pts, or 0.06%, at 2,671.62.
Benchmark Nifty rose 20.65 points to end at 10,584.70 today, driven by buying in realty, pharma, IT, media, PSU bank and auto sectors.
More than 180 companies in the benchmark S&P 500 index are due to report results next week.
Nifty ended marginally lower, as losses in bank stocks were mostly offset by gains in IT counters even as hawkish RBI minutes stoked rate hike concerns.
Oil prices kept rising to their highest since late 2014 as U.S. crude inventories declined, moving closer to five-year averages.
The NSE Nifty snapped its nine-day winning streak to end 22.50 points lower at 10,526.20, dragged down by banking, finance service, pharma, auto and energy sectors.
The NSE Nifty extended gains for the ninth day in a row, rising by 20 points to 10,548.70 as investor turned their focus to corporate earnings from geopolitical tension.
At 9:41 am ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was up 0.92 percent at 24,799.54.
The US dollar index declined as investors continued to monitor the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.
US stocks traded higher as investors digested a batch of newly-released economic reports.
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Scheme Will Come In Effect From April 2020
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Legal Tussle Over Bank Guarantee Could Also Delay Govt Approval
Economic Times Reports
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Business Standard Reports
IPO under SEBI scanner
SEBI has sought details of investment made by ICICI Prudential MF
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A large chunk was bought by ICICI MF
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Board approves proposal for corporate restructuring
Move aimed at simplifying & clarifying structure & holdings
To focus on travel, forex, destination mgmt & portfolio investments
Restructuring will consolidate HR services into Quess Corp
Shareholders will receive 1,889 shares of Quess for every 10,000 Shares Held in Co