The trend firmed up in Asia after US Fed minutes showed that Fed would take care in tightening rates after a likely lift-off in December.
The 30-share Sensex opened firm at 25,640.34 and ended higher by 359.40 points, or 1.41 per cent, at 25,841.92, its biggest single-day gain since October 5. The gauge had lost 381.95 points in the previous session.
Except the healthcare index, all sectoral indices led by consumer durables and IT ended in the positive zone with gains up to 1.93 percent.

The broad-based NSE Nifty reclaimed the 7,800-level to hit a high of 7,854.90 before settling at 7,842.75, up 110.95 points, or 1.43 percent.
Major gainers that supported the indices were Bajaj Auto, Vedanta Ltd, HDFC, Infosys and Maruti Suzuki. Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 768.46 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.


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