Mumbai:  The BSE benchmark Sensex rose by marginally by over 28 points in early trade on Monday on emergence of buying by funds and retailers amid a mixed trend on Asian bourses.

The 30-share barometer, which had lost 67 points in the previous session, recovered by 28.30 points, or 0.16 percent, to 17,811.51.

All sectoral indices were trading in the positive zone with gains of up to 0.90 percent. Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index

Nifty inched up by 7.40 points, or 0.14 percent, to 5,394.10. Brokers said fresh buying by funds and retail investors amid a mixed trend in Asian bourses mainly influenced the trading sentiment.

In Asian region, Japan's nikkei index was up by 0.34 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index traded marginally lower by 0.04 percent in opening trade.

The US Dow Jones industrial average index ended 0.77 percent higher in Friday's trade.


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