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MARKETS ON THURSDAY: Indices end higher, Sensex up 96 points; metals rise

Benchmark indices ended higher on Thursday on the back of gains in metal stocks

SI Reporter  |  New Delhi 

Benchmark indices ended higher on Thursday on the back of gains in metal stocks as global aluminium prices soared, while the country’s biggest software services exporter, Tata Consultancy Services, rose ahead of its results. The NSE metal index jumped as much as 4.2% as aluminium prices on the London Metal Exchange surged 5% to their highest in almost seven years on Thursday. Investors cheered March-quarter results of IT firm Mindtree, sending the shares to their all-time high, while cement maker ACC climbed to a five-week high after reporting a 19% jump in ...

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MARKETS ON THURSDAY: Indices end higher, Sensex up 96 points; metals rise

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MARKETS ON THURSDAY: Indices end higher, Sensex up 96 points; metals rise

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