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Sensex recovers over 60 points in early trade


Mumbai, Dec 3 (PTI) Snapping its two-day falling streak, the benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 60 points in early trade today on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors on firm global cues.

After falling nearly 250 points in the past two sessions, the 30-share barometer rose by 60.64 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 28,504.65 with auto, capital goods, power, consumer durables and oil & gas sector stocks leading the recovery.

On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty gained 15.90 points, or 0.18 per cent, to 8,540.60.

Brokers said trading sentiments turned positive amid a firming trend in the Asian region, following overnight gains in American markets on encouraging US economic data.

Besides, RBI keeping key rates unchanged and giving a hint of lowering them early next year, influenced trading sentiments.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose by 0.43 per cent while Japan’s Nikkei gained 1.03 per cent in early trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.58 per cent to close at new record-high in yesterday’s trade.

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