Persistent foreign capital inflows coupled with higher global cues also boosted the market sentiment.
 
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 942.86 crore on Monday as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
 
The Sensex resumed higher at 22,455.23 and firmed up further to 22,485.77 before quoting at 22,400.96 at 1000 hours, showing a gain of 14.69 points, or 0.07 pct from its last close.
    
While, the NSE 50-share Nifty eased by 0.09 pct to 6698.50 at 1000 hours. Major gainers were Wipro 1.36 pct, ONGC 1.29 pct, Tata Motors 1.14 pct, TCS 0.76 pct and Reliance Ind 0.61 pct.
     
Asian stocks gained in their early trade as investors weighed reports on China's manufacturing that underscored weakness in the world's second biggest economy.
 
Key benchmark indices in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan were up 0.13 pct to 1.72 pct while Japan's Nikkei Average fell by 0.28 pct.

US stocks rallied broadly on the final trading day on Monday capping a lacklustre three months with a strong gain led by the beaten down biotechnology sector.

(Agencies)

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