The 30-share index, which had lost 59.92 points in the previous session, recovered by 32.86 points, or 0.16 percent, to 20,580.48 points in morning trade with FMCG, realty, healthcare and oil and gas sector stocks leading the gains. On the similar lines, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up 12.60 points, or 0.20 percent, to 6,101.65.

Brokers said fresh buying by funds and retail investors amid a firm trend on other Asian bourses after US lawmakers passed a last-minute bill to reopen the government and raise the country's borrowing limit mainly enthused the trading sentiment.

In the Asian region, the Japan's Nikkei rose by 1.20 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng by 0.50 percent in morning trade. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.36 percent higher in Wednesday's trade.


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