The NSE Nifty also eased by 9.65 points, or 0.14 percent, to 6,742.90 after registering an all-time high of 6,776.75 earlier in the day. However, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) continued their buying spree and invested net Rs 594.67 crore on Wednesday, as per the provisional data from the stock exchanges.
    
Major gainers were Hindalco (2.31 percent), SSLT (1.51 percent), Dr Reddy's Lab (1.23 percent), Tata Steel (1.16 percent), Sun Pharma (1.09 percent), Cipla (0.60 percent) and Tata Motors (0.59 percent).
    
Asian stocks rose for the seventh day in the longest rally this year amidst Chinese government announcing stimulus policies. Key benchmark indices in Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Japan and Singapore were up between 0.03-0.87 per cent while Taiwan Weighted fell 0.18 percent.
    
US stocks rose on Wednesday with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index extending a record as data showing companies added to payrolls last month fuelled optimism on growth in the economy.

(Agencies)

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