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  • Sensex gains traction, up 61 pts in early trade

    Published on May 21, 2015

    sensexThe benchmark BSE Sensex on Thursday rose over 61 points in early trade, extending yesterday’s gains on increased capital inflows amid a mixed trend in global markets.

    The 30-share index advanced 61.21 points, or 0.21 percent, to 27,898.42, with consumer durables, capital goods, IT, PSU and technology sector stocks leading the rise. The gauge had gained 191.68 points in the previous session.

    On similar lines, the broader NSE Nifty moved up 23.10 points, 0.27 percent, to 8,446.35.

    Brokers said continued buying by foreign investors mainly influenced trading sentiment.

    Besides, a mixed trend at other Asian bourses supported the rise on the domestic bourses.

    In the Asian region, Japan’s Nikkei moved up 0.46 percent while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped 0.15 percent in early trade Thursday.

    The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.15 percent lower in yesterday’s trade.


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