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Sensex opens in green, up 84 pts on across-the-board buying


Mumbai  : Extending gains for the seventh consecutive day, the benchmark BSE Sensex was up over 84 points in opening deals on across-the-board buying amid a mixed trend at other Asian bourses.

The 30-share index, which had gained 1,419.01 points in the last six sessions, rose by 84.26 points or 0.31 per cent to 27,120.11 with IT, teck, realty, consumer durables and pharma sector stocks helping in the cause.

The NSE Nifty gained 19.35 points or 0.23 per cent to 8,196.75.

Brokers said persistent buying by investors amid sustained foreign fund inflows and rally in Chinese stocks which reopened after a week-long break boosted market mood.

A mixed trend at other Asian markets and higher overnight closing in the US too influenced trading.

In Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was trading 0.37 per cent lower while Japan’s Nikkei shed 0.68 per cent in early trade. Shanghai’s Composite index surged 3.63 per cent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.73 per cent in yesterday’s trade.

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