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Positive global cues lift equity indices

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Positive global cues, along with healthy buying in auto, capital good and healthcare stocks, pushed the key Indian equity indices to provisionally close on a higher note on Monday.

At 3.30 p.m., the wider Nifty50 of (NSE) rose by 98.10 points, or 0.97 per cent to provisionally close at 10,211.80 points.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 33,030.87 points, closed at 33,255.36 points -- up 286.68 points, or 0.87 per cent, from its previous session's close.

The Sensex touched a high of 33,289.34 points and a low of 32,997.88 during the intra-day trade.

The market breadth was bullish with 2,099 advances and 536 declines.

Last Wednesday, both the key indices had closed on a lower note on the back of negative global markets, amid volatility infused by March futures and options (F&O) expiry.

The NSE Nifty50 fell by 70.45 points or 0.69 per cent to close at 10,113.70 points, while the Sensex closed at 32,968.68 points -- down 205.71 points or 0.62 per cent.

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First Published: Mon, April 02 2018. 16:04 IST
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