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Sensex closes 338 points higher

business Updated: Dec 01, 2010 16:20 IST

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets on Wednesday closed on a high for the third consecutive session, gaining over 338 points, led by realty and banking stocks that were beaten down last week.

The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,529.99 points, closed at 19,859.87 points (provisional), up 338.62 points or 1.73% from its previous close at 19,521.25 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the 50-share S&P CNX Nifty ended at 5,963.55 points, up 100.85 points or 1.71%.

Broader markets also closed in the green, with the BSE midcap index ending 2.62% up and the BSE smallcap index closing 3.06% higher.