Mumbai: Equity benchmark indices climbed in early trade on Tuesday helped by buying in IT counters and an overall positive trend in global markets. After a firm start, the BSE Sensex further climbed by 144.85 points to settle at 59,433.20. The NSE Nifty advanced by 35.55 points to 17,428.25.
On Monday, the BSE benchmark had declined by 175.58 points or 0.30 percent to settle at 59,288.35, while the Nifty fell by 73.10 points or 0.42 percent to end at 17,392.70. Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) offloaded shares worth Rs 2,022.52 crore on Monday, according to exchange data.
From the Sensex pack, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tech Mahindra, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, Sun Pharma, Infosys, HCL Technologies, Larsen & Toubro, HDFC, Wipro, Titan and HDFC Bank were the major gainers. State Bank of India, Reliance Industries, Bharti Airtel and IndusInd Bank were among the laggards.
In Asian markets, South Korea, Japan, China and Hong Kong were trading in the positive territory. The US markets had ended higher on Monday. International oil benchmark Brent crude advanced 0.17 percent to USD 82.59 per barrel.
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