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Sensex closes 193 points up

business Updated: Feb 17, 2011 15:56 IST

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A benchmark index for Indian equities markets on Thursday closed 193 points higher as buying picked up in the later half of the day.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 18,345.12 points, closed at 18,494.16 points, up 193.26 points or 1.06% from its previous close at 18,300.9 points.

The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange moved up 1.22% higher to end at 5,548.65 points.

Broader markets also shot up, with the BSE midcap index closing 0.86% higher and the BSE smallcap index ending 0.92% up.