Stock Market LIVE Updates: Sensex, Nifty50 in green; ITC, Maruti Suzuki, Kotak Bank top gainers

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Stock Market LIVE Updates: Indian equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty50 started the week on a positive note. Gains across sectors, led by financial, oil & gas, IT and auto stocks, pushed the headline indices higher. Broader markets also strengthened, with teh Nifty Midcap 100 index up 0.6 percent in early deals, and the Nifty Smallcap 100 gauge up 0.8 percent. Investors globally awaited US inflation data to assess the probability of earlier-than-expected rate hikes amid increasing cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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