Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex rose by over 112 points in early trade on Monday on fresh round of buying by funds and retail investors, supported by further recovery in the rupee and a firming trend in Asian markets.
The 30-share barometer, which shed 4.48 points in the previous choppy session, recovered by 112.03 points, or 0.69 percent, to 16,329.85.
All sectoral indices, led by auto and banking, were trading in the positive zone with gains of up to 0.81 percent.
The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 34.20 points, or 0.69 percent, to 4,954.60. Brokers said fresh buying by funds and retail investors, following recovery in the rupee for the third straight day against the American currency and a firming trend on Asian bourses boosted the trading sentiment here.
The rupee was trading 32 paise higher at Rs 55.05 against the US dollar in early trade. In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose by 0.24 pe cent and Japan's Nikkei Index up by 0.02 percent in morning trade.


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