The 30-share BSE index resumed strong tracking Asian indices and remained in the positive terrain throughout the day as investors scrambles to grab shares IT, metal, oil&gas, capital goods, teck and power shares.

The benchmark index finally settled at 27,371.84, up 245.27 points or 0.90 per cent from its previous close, extending gains for the second day in a row. Yesterday, it had soared by 416.44 points or 1.56 percent.

The 50-issue NSE Nifty also firmed up by 65.90 points or 0.75 percent to end above 8,200-mark at 8,220.35.

In all, 21 out of 30 Sensex scrips gained while others finished with losses. ICICI Bank was at 2.95 percent, Hindalco 2.64 percent, Coal India 2.49 percent, Wipro 2.33 percent, Tata power 2.27 per cent and RIL 2.26 per cent were the biggest gainers.

"Strong recovery seen in US and European markets as well as in Asian markets was a strong reason for today’s market performance.

"Among other market moving events, the Finance Minster today tabled the ‘Mid-year Economic Analysis 2014-15’ in Parliament which stated that GDP is expected to rise to 5.5 percent in the current financial year as against 4.7% in the previous fiscal," said Hiren Dhakan, Associate Fund Manager, Bonanza Portfolio.

Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors sold shares worth Rs 874.89 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.

"Markets saw major movements during the current week. Clearly, signs of slowdown in global economic growth was the major concern that led to selloff in the early part of the week," said Sanjeev Zarbade, Vice President, Private Client Group Research, Kotak Securities.

However, markets bounced back post dovish comments from US Fed, he added.

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