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Sensex up 80 points, eyes Fed policy outcome

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Markets saw a positive start today as the benchmark rose 80 points, coming on the back of an overnight record close on the

Investors kept track of the two-day monetary policy meeting of the US Federal Reserve, which is due to announce its decision today.

The 30-share barometer added 79.62 points, or 0.25 per cent, at 31,183.11. It had climbed 7.79 points in the previous session.

Realty, healthcare, and gas and auto indices rose.

The moved up by 20.50 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 9,627.40.

Support came from Dr Reddy's, Lupin, Industries, TCS, PowerGrid and Bank, which climbed by up to 1.53 per cent.

Asian markets remained mixed. Japan's was up 0.10 per cent while Hong Kong's rose 0.05 per cent in early trade today. Composite, however, shed 0.22 per cent.

The US Industrial Average ended at a record close by rising 0.44 per cent yesterday.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 10:07 IST