Money on the markets
A maturing market amid the mayhem
The Sensex jumped nearly 50 points on Friday to end at 10,048.49, driven mostly by increasing optimism worldwide.
Gains however were capped by profit-booking in a market that has recovered considerable ground after Satyam unveiled the country’s biggest corporate fraud in early January.
The rally was led mostly by metals (index up 4.8 percent), health care (index up 2.8 percent), banking (index up 2.6 percent) and auto stocks (index up 2.2 percent).