The rupee hit a two-week low on Thursday, falling for a third consecutive session as the dollar got a boost after the US Federal Reserve struck a more hawkish tone than expected at its policy meeting.
Continuing its winning streak for the third straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 48 points and the NSE Nifty regained the 8,100-mark in early trade on Thursday on sustained buying in bluechip stocks amid a mixed trend in Asian markets.
Samsung reported its smallest quarterly profit in nearly three years Thursday as its key smartphone business faltered under competition from Apple's iPhone6 and Chinese handset makers in an increasingly saturated market.
Indian markets on Thursday cheered Modi government's move to ease FDI rules in construction sector and the Federal Reserve sticking to its stance of low US interest rates with benchmark Sensex surging about 248 points to end at new peak of 27,346.33, extending gains for the third day.
India's biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd beat analyst estimates with a roughly 29% rise in its quarterly net profit, helped by higher car sales and a positive foreign exchange impact.
The Supreme Court-appointed SIT, looking into the black money cases, on Thursday said it will go after the offenders 'big or small' but made it clear that confidentiality about account holders abroad will not be violated.