The Markets zoomed, after the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee issued a statement clarifying the air on the issue of P-notes being taxed under the GAAR. The Minister has indicated that the government is not willing to harass genuine investors. He told that the IT department would examine the taxability of FIIs and would not go beyond FII issuing P-notes. He further added that there was no tax liability on holders of P-notes.
The Nifty closed 2% higher at 5281, up by 103 points The Bank Nifty recorded a full 2.6% gain.
The biggest gainer was Hindustan Petroleum (HINDPETRO), which shot up by over 7%.
Unitech also gained more than 6%. Jubilant Foodworks also gained 6%.
Earlier in the morning
Markets have seen a rising of over 1%. The midcap stocks have too rallied 1%. The Bank Nifty gained more than 150 points, supported by ICICI Bank with 2% gains and State Bank of India with 1.4%. Punjab National Bank jumped 2% while rival HDFC Bank was up 0.6%.
Oil & gas producer and India’s most valued stock Reliance Industries rose 1.4% and state-owned ONGC was up 0.6%.
The Sensex climbed 189 points to 17,247.64, supported by 29 stocks. Meanwhile, the Nifty was up 62 points at 5,241.25.
Shares of Tata Power and Jaiprakash Associates topped the buying list, rising 3% each.
Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys, country’s largest software services provider advanced more than 1%. Housing finance company HDFC too was up 1%.
Among metals and mining, Tata Steel, Sterlite Industries, Hindalco and Coal India moved up 1.5-2%.
About three shares advanced for every share falling on the National Stock Exchange.
JHS Svendgaard rallied more than 15% amid heavy volume, which shot up 20%