Mumbai:  The BSE benchmark Sensex gained over 80 points in early trade on Monday on fresh buying by funds and retailers after an expert committee on General Anti Avoidance Rules (GARR) recommended postponement of the controversial provision by three years.
The 30-share barometer recovered by 80.43 points, or 0.46 percent, to 17,509.99. All sectoral indices, led by capital goods, metals and power, were trading with gains of up to one percent.
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty moved up by 31.75 points, or 0.60 percent, to 5,290.25.
Brokers said trading sentiment turned better after an expert committee on GAAR recommended postponement of the tax provision by three years, triggering buying by participants.
Besides, a firming trend in Asian region on hopes of fresh monetary easing following hints from the US Federal Reserve, too supported the upside in stock prices here.
In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 0.44 percent, while the Japan's Nikkei by 0.16 percent in early trade on Monday.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average, however, ended 0.69 percent higher in Friday's trade.


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