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Sensex, Nifty mark longest winning run in over 3 years


(Reuters) - Indian shares ended higher for a ninth straight session on Tuesday, marking their longest in over three years, as consumer stocks gained on forecasts of average this year.

After two years of normal monsoons, the on Monday predicted yet another year of normal rains, raising the possibility of higher farm and economic growth in Asia's third-biggest economy.

The broader NSE Nifty ended 0.19 percent higher at 10,548.70, marking its longest since late January 2015.

The benchmark BSE Sensex posted its longest winning run since early September 2014, after closing 0.26 percent higher at 34,395.06.

The Nifty index ended nearly a percent higher, with Kit Kat and diversified hitting their record highs during the session.

(Reporting by in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 15:55 IST