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Sensex closes 357 points up

business Updated: May 26, 2010 16:20 IST

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Sensex, a benchmark index for Indian equities, on Wednesday, extended its morning gains during the last hour of trade and closed 357 points higher than its previous close.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 16,069.78 points, ended at 16,379.63 points (provisional), 357.15 points or 2.23 percent up from its previous close at 16,022.48 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty too closed in the green at 4,913.05 points, up 2.21 percent from its previous close at 4,806.75 points.

Broader market indices were in the positive as well, with the BSE midcap index ending 1.46 percent up and the BSE smallcap index 1.67 percent higher.