Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex regained the 25,000-mark by surging over 217 points in morning trade today on the back of a rally in realty, healthcare, auto and capital goods sector stocks amid a firming trend overseas.
- The 50-share NSE Nifty reclaimed the 7,600-level by gaining 68.40 points, or 0.90 percent, at 7,665.40.
- After falling over 437 points in the past two sessions, the 30-share Sensex spurted by 217.17 points, or 0.87 percent, to trade at 25,117.63.
- Brokers said fresh spell of buying by investors and foreign funds, triggered by a firming trend in global markets, after the US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that a rate hike was not likely to come before June, helped the key indices to regain their crucial levels.
- Besides, hopes of a rate cut by the RBI at its monetary policy review on April 5 accelerated buying activity.
- Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 1.44 percent.
- Shanghai Composite Index was up 1.37 percent in morning trade today.
- Japan's Nikkei, however, was trading 0.33 percent down.
- The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.56 percent higher in yesterday's trade.
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