Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex rose by over 96 points in early trade on Thursday led by recovery in stocks of power, auto and oil and gas sectors on emergence of buying amid a firming trend in the Asian region.
The 30-share barometer rebounded by 96.72 points, or 0.50 percent, after Thursday’s losses, to 19,420.52.
All the sectoral indices were trading in the positive territory with gains up to 0.86 per cent.
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index, Nifty moved up by 32.15 points, or 0.54 per cent, to 5,902.25.
The Sensex on Thursday fell by nearly 94 points on fag-end selling on growth concerns.
Brokers said fresh buying by participants amid a firm trend in the Asian region on hopes of a last-minute deal to avert the US fiscal cliff mainly led the recovery on the domestic bourses here.
In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.35 percent, while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.71 per cent in early trade. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.14 per cent lower in Thursday's trade.


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