Market also got a boost after Finance Minister P Chidambaram exuded confidence that the country's current account deficit will be contained below USD 60 billion in current financial year.     

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 162.53 crore on Wednesday as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
    
The Sensex resumed higher at 21,004.54 and hovered in a range of 21,045.38 and 20,944.50 before quoting at 21,012.77 at 1030 hrs, showing a gain of 37.98 points or 0.18 percent from its last close.
    
The NSE-50 share Nifty also moved up by 2.20 points or 0.04 percent to 6,255.35 at 1030 hrs. Major gainers were TCS (1.83 percent), Wipro (1.62 percent), Cipla (1.40 percent), Sun Pharma (1.36 percent), Coal India (1.35 percent), Tata Motors (1.24 percent) and ITC (1.02 percent).
    
Most Asian stocks reversed intra-day losses on Wednesday. Key benchmark indices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia and Japan rose 0.07 percent to 0.47 percent while indices in Singapore and South Korea fell 0.11 percent to 0.12 percent. China's Shanghai Composite was flat.

(Agencies)

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