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The traded with small gains in mid-morning trade. At 11:16 IST, the barometer index, the Sensex, rose 80.16 points or 0.23% at 34,432.95. The 50 index advanced 9.15 points or 0.09% at 10,632.75. The Sensex, and the Nifty, had hit record highs in early trade. Key indices traded higher amid mixed trend in Asian stocks and broadly positive finish on overnight.

Among secondary indices, the Mid-Cap index rose 0.05%, underperforming the The Small-Cap index advanced 0.37%, outperforming the

The breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, was positive. On the BSE, 1,421 shares rose and 1,211 shares declined. A total of 106 shares were unchanged.

Realty stocks advanced. (up 4.98%), Estate (up 3.53%), (up 3.14%), (up 2.9%), Unitech (up 2.9%), Sobha (up 1.49%), (up 0.58%), DLF (up 0.44%) and HDIL (up 0.31%) gained.

were mixed. (up 1.3%), (up 0.41%) and (up 0.11%) edged higher. ACC (down 0.22%) and (down 0.16%) edged lower.

Overseas, Asian stocks were mixed as investors in the region digested earnings guidance from tech heavyweight and kept an eye on ongoing inter-talks.

North and have begun high-level talks, the first between the countries in two years. will reportedly send athletes and cheerleaders to next month's in South Korea, after the two countries held their first official talks for more than two years. The talks represent a cautious diplomatic breakthrough after months of rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme. US called the talks a "big start", adding that it would be a "great thing for all of humanity" if they resulted in a positive outcome.

In the US, the and Nasdaq composite finished Monday's session at all-time highs as investors remained optimistic on the US economy.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 11:11 IST