Sensex climbs 261 points in early trade

Fri 23 Oct 2015, 12:31:31
Mumbai: Stock market benchmark BSE Sensex climbed over 261 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 8,300 mark in early trade on Friday, snapping its two-session losing streak, on positive cues from other Asian markets.

Inflows from foreign funds and widespread buying by investors also influenced market sentiment.

The 30-share barometer was up 261.13 points, or 0.96 per cent, to trade at 27,548.79 with all the sectoral indices led by oil and gas, consumer durables, PSU and banking trading in positive terrain with gains up to 1.25 per cent.

The Sensex had lost 77.26 points in the previous two sessions. Stock exchanges were closed on Thursday on account of Dussehra.

Tata Steel, GAIL, NTPC, Vedanta Ltd,

ITC and ONGC were major gainers that supported the rally.

The NSE Nifty too recaptured the crucial 8,300-mark by surging 73.35 points, or 0.89 per cent, to trade at 8,325.05.

Brokers said buying by foreign funds and retail investors tracking a firming trend in other Asian markets following overnight gains in Europe and the US after ECB chief signalled more stimulus before the end of the year buoyed mood here.

Among other Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei was up by 2.35 per cent while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.41 per cent in early trade on Friday. Shanghai Composite edged higher 0.31 per cent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.87 per cent higher on Thursday.

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