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Sensex adds to gains, up 81 pts on overseas cues

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The started to capitalise on earlier gains by jumping 81 points to 31,393 today as rising Asian kept the pitch conducive to buy more.

An upbeat assessment of the US economy by a top Federal Reserve official took to a record close, which had a rub-off on Asia.

The 30-share index rose 80.96 points, or 0.25 per cent to 31,392.53. It had gained 255.17 points in the previous session.

Also, the 50-share moved to 9,674.80, up 17.25 points, or 0.17 per cent.

All sectoral indices saw buying interest, led by IT, technology, capital goods and auto stocks.

Prominent gainers were Tata Motors, Infosys, PowerGrid, Tata Steel, Industries and ONGC, rising by up to 1.45 per cent.

Japan's was up 1.10 per cent while Hong Kong's index rose 0.40 per cent in morning trade. composite inched up 0.04 per cent.

The US Industrial Average ended 0.68 per cent higher yesterday.

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 10:07 IST