* Both BSE and NSE indexes mark record highs * Indexes gain for eight out of past nine months By Abhishek Vishnoi MUMBAI, Oct 31 - Indian shares surged nearly 2 percent on Friday to record highs for the second consecutive day after Bank of Japan's surprise expansion of its massive stimulus programme raised hopes for additional foreign inflows, boosting blue-chips. In a rare split decision, the BoJ's board voted 5-4 to accelerate purchases of Japanese government bonds
MUMBAI, Oct 31 - Indian shares surged nearly 2 percent on Friday to a record high for the second consecutive day after Bank of Japan's surprise expansion of its massive stimulus programme raised hopes for additional foreign inflows, boosting blue-chips such as Larsen & Toubro.
* BSE index rises as much as 1.52 percent to an all-time high of 27,762.13. * NSE index gains 1.5 percent to record high of 8,291.65. * Both indexes surpass previous record highs hit on Thursday. * Head towards their biggest single-day gains since Sept.18. * Track soaring Japan shares after Bank of Japan stuns with new easing steps. * BoJ's easing coupled with brightening U.S. prospects help an already bullish domestic market rising on rate cut hopes and ongoing reforms. * Blue-chips lead gains
(Corrects second bullet point to say July 2014, not July 2013) * IDFC rises as much as 4 percent to 154.25 rupees. * Marks highest level since July 2014. * Strong non-interest income boosted operating profits to 9 billion rupees - Traders. * IDFC Sept-quarter profit fell 14 percent to 4.21 billion rupees ($68.64 million). * Also, IDFC board approved demerger of financing undertaking. (1 US dollar = 61.3325 Indian rupee) (email@example.com / abhishek.vishnoi.thomsonreuter
* BSE index rises as much as 0.86 percent to an mark all-time high of 27,581.68. * NSE index gains 0.89 percent to record high of 8,241.5. * Both indexes surpass previous record highs hit on Thursday. * ITC gains 0.9 percent ahead of earnings while IDFC surges after earnings. * Asia shares rise on brightening US prospects, BOJ awaited. * Exporters gain for a second day on U.S. Federal Reserve's optimism. Infosys up 1.7 percent. * Overseas investors bought shares worth 12.57 billion rupees ($2
* Watches and jewellery maker Titan Company Ltd slumps as much as 6.7 percent. * Heads towards biggest single-day fall since Sept. 2013. * July-Sept. earnings lagged some estimates. * Profit rose 28.6 percent to 2.4 billion rupees ($39.12 million) and sales rose by 55.7 percent to 35.65 billion rupees. * Strong sales growth driven by one-off jewellery sales led by the foreclosure of advance purchase schemes, says analysts. * Shares down 4.5 percent at 0406 GMT. (1 US dollar = 61.3500 Indian r
* Options on India's NSE index suggest a market range of 8,000-8,300 for November series. * 8,000 holds 4 million open interest contracts, the highest among puts expiring in November - NSE data. * 8,300 holds 2.47 million open interest contracts, the highest among calls expiring in November - NSE data. * The NSE index closed at 8,169.20 on Thursday after setting a record high of 8,181.55. * Long positions and decent rollover in index futures imply markets may gain further in November - traders.
* NSE index futures traded on the Singapore Exchange up 0.65 percent. * Indian shares hit a record high on Thursday, shrugging off the Fed's hawkish tone. * Overseas investors bought shares worth 12.57 billion rupees ($205.11 million) on Thursday - NSE. * Asian shares edge up on brightening U.S. prospects and as investors await the outcome of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy meeting. * The MSCI-Asia Pacific excluding Japan index gains 0.45 percent. * India's finance minister sees better gr
* Real-estate shares up after govt relaxes FDI rules (Adds market movers, details)
MUMBAI, Oct 30 - Indian shares rose nearly 1 percent to a record high on Thursday as investors bet an improving economy and government reforms would allow the country to better withstand potential rate hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
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NEW DELHI - India's fiscal deficit reached nearly 83 percent of its full-year target in the first half of the year, giving the government a tough job meeting its budget target even with help from a fall in global crude prices that will reduce the oil subsidy bill.