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Sensex adds more gains, up 109 points in early trade

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The benchmark climbed 109 points early today after investors buying gained steam amid mixed Asian cues.

The 30-share index was trading higher by 108.84 points, or 0.41 per cent, at 26,459.01, with sectoral indices led by metal, & gas, PSU, consumer durables, capital goods and realty stocks trading in the positive zone, rising by up to 1.10 per cent.

The gauge had gained 490 points in the previous two sessions.

The rose by 44.85 points, or 0.55 per cent, at 8,171.75.

of was trading higher by 1.87 per cent at Rs 414.70 after the company said it has inked an agreement with Liberty House to negotiate sale of Speciality Steel business for Rs 854 crore.

Brokers said increased buying in select blue-chips and a mixed trend at other Asian markets amid overnight losses on and in influenced sentiment.

Composite Index was up 0.36 per cent, while Japan's was down 0.19 per cent in early trade today. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.07 per cent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.28 per cent lower in yesterday's trade.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 09:57 IST