Sensex rebounds, riding on rupee recovery

Mumbai  :  A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading at 0.60 percent or 115.72 points up during the pre-noon session Tuesday as rupee recovered after touching a record low of 61.21 against dollar a day ago.

Rupee was trading at 60.12 against dollar at 11.24 a.m. Tuesday.

Almost all the sectors were trading in green, led by healthcare, capital goods, banking index (bankex) and consumer durables sectors.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,399.37 points, was trading at 19,440.49 points in the pre-noon session, up 115.72 points or 0.60 percent from its previous day’s close at 19,324.77 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 19,486 points and a low of 19,399.37 points in the pre-noon trade.

The S&P BSE healthcare index was up by 124.73 points, capital goods index increased by 121.64 points, bankex moved up by 133.90 points and consumer durables index inched up by 98.27 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 0.68 percent or 39.40 points up at 5,850.95 points.

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