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Sensex climbs 73 pts, Nifty tops 9,800-mark

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The benchmark advanced over 73 points and the reclaimed the 9,800 level as investors looked forward to release of key macroeconomic data due today amid a mixed trend in Asia.

The 30-share index went up 73.03 points, or 0.23 per cent, at 31,820.12. The gauge gained 386.45 points in the previous two sessions to close at a fresh record high of 31,747.09 yesterday.

All the sectoral indices led by and gas, realty, PSU, and auto turned green.

The index recaptured the key 9,800 mark by rising 27.10 points, or 0.27 per cent, at 9,813.15.

Optimistic buying in blue-chip stocks ahead of index of industrial production (IIP) data for May and for June, to be released after market closing today, drove stocks higher.

Major gainers were Industries, ONGC, and Bharti Airtel, rising by up to 1.86 per cent.

Globally, Hong Kong's rose 0.92 per cent while Japan's shed 0.31 per cent. China's main Shanghai Composite Index was down by 0.12 per cent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended flat yesterday.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 10:07 IST