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  • Sensex up 203 pts in early trade on positive global cues

    Published on March 17, 2015

    The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered sharply by nearly 203 points in early trade Tuesday on esensex new 2mergence of buying by funds and retail investors amid positive cues from other Asian markets.

    The 30-share index, which had lost 492.70 points in the previous two sessions, rebounded by 202.96 points, or 0.71 percent, to 28,640.67, with stocks of healthcare, auto, capital goods, FMCG and banking sectors leading the recovery.

    On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose 60.65 points, or 0.70 percent, to 8,693.80.

    Brokers said increased buying by funds amid a firming trend in other Asian markets following overnight rally on Wall Street, after tepid US manufacturing data tempered expectations of an early rate hike by the Federal Reserve, buoyed trading sentiments here.

    Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was up by 0.66 percent while Japan’s Nikkei gained 0.86 percent in early trade Tuesday.

    The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.29 percent higher in yesterday’s trade.