Sensex gains over 105 points

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The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 105 points in early trade on Tuesday on sustained buying by investors ahead of the Reserve Bank’s bi-monthly monetary policy review amidst a firming trend overseas.

The 30-share index, which had gained 546.97 points in the previous two sessions, rose by 105.71 points, or 0.37 per cent, at 28,610.17, with healthcare, capital goods, consumer durable, oil & gas, FMCG and IT sector stocks, leading the rise.

On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty was up by 22.50 points, or 0.26 per cent, at 8,682.40.

Brokers said besides a firming global trend, selective buying by funds and retail investors ahead of RBI’s monetary policy to be announced later in the day, influenced market sentiments.

Among other Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei was trading higher by 1.15 per cent in early trade on Tuesday, while financial markets in Hong Kong are closed for a public holiday.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.66 per cent higher in Monday’s trade.

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