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Sensex revive over 100 pts; Nifty nears 10,700

The BSE benchmark Sensex gained over 100 points on Tuesday, led by strong buying by domestic institutional investors amid actual global cues.

The 30-share index was trading 124.21 points, or 0.35%, at 35,622.65. Similarly, the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 38.90 points, or 0.37 per cent, to 10,679.85.

Top gainers in the Sensex pack include Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finance, M&M, PowerGrid, ICICI Bank, ONGC, L&T, Bajaj Auto, Vedanta, Tata Steel, Axis Bank and Yes Bank, rising up to 1.45%.

On the other hand, HUL, Tata Motors, Infosys, HDFC, TCS and IndusInd Bank were the losers, falling up to 0.76%.

Investor thought was positive on strong buying by domestic institutional investors (DIIs), said traders.

On a net basis, DIIs were net buyers to the tune of ₹ 2,336.74 crores, while foreign institutional investors sold shares worth a net of ₹ 1,239.79 crores on Monday, temporary data available with BSE showed.

A firm trend in global equities on hopes of a resolution to the US-China trade conflict, as the next round of talks, begin later in the day, too pushed domestic indices in the positive terrain, traders added.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was up 0.03%, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.25% higher, Kospi inched 0.01% higher, and Japan’s Nikkei gained 0.07% in early trade.

On Wall Street, Dow Jones Industrial Average was shut on Monday for a public holiday.

The benchmark Brent crude futures slid 0.57% to USD 66.12 per barrel.

Meantime, the domestic currency derivatives markets are shut on account of Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti.

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