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Nifty, Sensex end higher for fourth straight session


(Reuters) - Indian shares finished higher for the fourth consecutive session, as appetite improved on hopes of a positive outcome from the U.S.-trade talks, while domestic investors remained optimistic about a strong results season.

The benchmark BSE Sensex closed the session 0.64 percent higher at 36,212.91, while the broader NSE Nifty ended up 0.49 percent at 10,855.15.

Gains on Nifty were driven by shares of and Axis Bank, both gaining as much as 2.29 percent and 3.25 percent, respectively.

Shares of Indusind Ltd closed 1.39 percent higher, after it kickstarted the results season with posting a 5 percent rise in third quarter profit.

Yes Ltd shares were down as much as 5.64 percent. The lender is scheduled to hold a board meeting this evening where it is expected to make final recommendations to the central for naming a new

(Reporting by in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 15:56 IST