The US Federal Reserve's decision late Wednesday night surprised the markets by its decision to refrain from reducing the pace of its bond buying programme which was initiated as a result of global financial crisis triggered nearly five years ago.
The 30-scrip S and P Sensex of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,354.73 points, closed (provisionally) at 20,625.55 points, up 663.39 points or 3.32 percent from its previous day's close at 19,997.45 points.
The benchmark Sensex surged to a high of 20,739.69 points and a low of 20,347.30 points in the day's trade.
The wider 50-scrip S and P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 3.53 percent or 208.40 points at 6,107.85 points.
--IANS (Posted on 19-09-2013)