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Sensex up 63 points, Nifty retakes 8,600 in early trade


Mumbai:  The benchmark BSE Sensex recouped over 62 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 8,600-mark in early trade today on the back of value-buying in oil and gas, technology, healthcare and realty amid a mixed Asian trend.

The 30-share barometer rose 62.59 points, or 0.22 per cent to 28,298.98. The gauge had lost 61.74 points in the previous session.

The broader Nifty recaptured the 8,600-level by rising 43.75 points, or 0.51 per cent, to 8,608.35.

Brokers said fresh buying by investors in select blue-chips at prevailing level amid a mixed trend at other Asian bourses mainly influenced sentiment.

Those that gained most were BHEL, Hindalco, SBI, TCS, HDFC, Dr Reddy’s and Maruti.

Among Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei was up 0.05 per cent while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.26 per cent in early trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.27 per cent lower in Friday’s trade.

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