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Sensex closes 144 points up

Benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange, Sensex, today closed 144 points higher amid positive earnings results from a slew of companies, including some blue-chip firms like ICICI Bank, the country's largest private sector lender.

business Updated: Jan 24, 2011 16:10 IST

Benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange, Sensex, on Monday closed 144 points higher amid positive earnings results from a slew of companies, including some blue-chip firms like ICICI Bank, the country's largest private sector lender.

The 30-scrip sensitive index, which opened at 19,095.69 points, closed at 19,151.09 points (provisional) - 144.16 points or 0.76% up from its previous close at 19,007.53 points.

The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange too shut shop in the green at 5,742.35 points, 45.45 points or 0.8% higher.

Broader markets also closed among gains as the BSE midcap index ended 0.81 percent up and the BSE smallcap index closed 0.78% higher.