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Sensex starts with small gains, inflows continue to pour in

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The struck a positive note today in the beginning on continued foreign inflows ahead of the expected hike in US

However, caution prevailed after retail rose to 4-month high of 3.65 per cent in February and that of wholesale prices shot up to a 39-month high of 6.55 per cent.

The had soared 540.69 points in the previous three sessions following the BJP's landslide win in UP and Uttarakhand.

The 30-share index was trading higher by 26.22 points, or 0.08 per cent, at 29,468.85. A number of sectoral indices, led by consumer durables, healthcare, and gas, FMCG and infrastructure, were in the positive space.

The index edged up by 3.40 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 9,090.40. It had touched a life high of 9,087 yesterday.

The increased buying momentum borne out by the fact that foreign funds purchased heavily lifted mood.

Among other Asian markets, Composite rose 0.10 per cent while Hong Kong's was down 0.18 per cent in early trade today. Japan's Nikkei shed 0.29 per cent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average also ended 0.21 per cent down yesterday.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 10:13 IST