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Markets gain, Sensex above 15k level at closing

business Updated: Mar 24, 2008 17:38 IST

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The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex on Monday regained the 15K level by adding nearly 294 points on heavy buying into blue-chip stocks, particularly in the banking sector.

The 30-share Sensex, in its straight third winning streak, added 294.57 points at 15,289.40 today after a long weekend.

The key index touched the day's high of 15,351.31 and a low of 15,056.09 points.

The National Stock Exchange index Nifty shot up by 35.90 points at 4,609.85, after touching a high of 4,649.45 and a low of 4,539.80 points.

The major support to the market came in from banking index, which gained the most by 249.09 points at 7,744.35, followed by capital goods index by 130.19 points at 13,225.91.

A steep fall in metal and realty stocks dented the market and checked a rising trend to some extent.