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Sensex closes 189 points up, joins global bourses' strong show

business Updated: Feb 17, 2010 16:27 IST

The benchmark index for Indian equities closed 189 points higher than its previous close amid a strong global rally.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 16,228.91 points, closed at 16,415.91 points (provisional), up 189.23 points or 1.17 percent from its previous close.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty ended at 4,910.75 points, against the previous close at 4,855.75 points, a gain of 1.13 percent or 55 points.

Broader markets also closed in the green, with the BSE midcap index ending 0.75 percent up and the BSE small cap index 0.58 percent higher.

Other Asian markets too closed with significant gains.

The benchmark Japanese index, Nikkei, closed 2.72 percent higher at 10,306.83 points, while the South Korean Kospi ended 1.65 percent higher at 1,627.43 points.

Chinese and Hong Kong exchanges were closed on account of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.

European shares too joined the global rally and started trade on a firm note.