Investor sentiment got a lift from strong IIP and steady inflation (CPI) numbers released on Friday despite weak Asian cues. The two-day US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is slated to meet tomorrow.

The 30-share barometer resumed higher at 26,498.67, touching a low of 26,307.84 before jumping to 26,582.01 at 11:31 am, a gain of 156.71 points, or 0.59 percent. The broader NSE Nifty, too, surged 32.65 points, or 0.41 percent, to 8,015.55 at 11:31 am.
Top gainers include Sun Pharma (2.85 percent), M&M (1.77 percent), L&T (1.58 percent), Wipro (1.40 percent) and Reliance (1.39 percent).

Foreign investors sold shares worth Rs 670.96 crore last Friday, according to provisional exchange data.

Asian stocks were trading lower today after Greece's talks with lenders to avert a default ended in a stalemate. Key benchmark indices in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea slipped up to 1.54 percent.

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