Uber made its Wall Street debut Friday, starting with an eye-popping $82 billion valuation in a milestone for the ride-hailing industry amid lingering doubts about its business model.
Robust earnings from Google-owner Alphabet and Twitter took the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes close to record levels on Friday, with data showing the domestic economy slowed lesser than expected in the second quarter providing support.
Uber Technologies has 91 million users, but growth is slowing and it may never make a profit, the ride-hailing company said in its IPO filing. The document gave the first comprehensive financial picture of the decade-old company which was started after its founders struggled to get a cab on a snowy night and has changed the way much of the world travels.
Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos, a company executive said.
According to emergency responders, no casualties were recorded.
The NSE Nifty 50 index was up 0.80% at 13,239.05 as of 05:12 GMT, while the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.80% at 44,993.92. Both indexes hit record highs. The Indian rupee strengthened to 73.72 against the dollar.
Spot gold was little changed at $1,840.75 per ounce by 05:28 GMT. US gold futures were up 0.2% at $1,844.10. Gold has added about 3% so far this week.