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Sensex extends gains on firming Asian cues

Tracking a firming Asian trend, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex extended gains by adding over 149 points in early trade on Monday on funds-based buying in frontline stocks.

business Updated: Sep 07, 2009 10:39 IST

Tracking a firming Asian trend, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex extended gains by adding over 149 points in early trade on Monday on funds-based buying in frontline stocks.

The 30-share BSE Sensex, which had gained 290.79 points on Friday, rose further by 149.93 points at 15,839.05 in first five minutes of trading, backed by a better trend in metal and realty sectors.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty raised by 45.05 points at 4725.45 points. The nifty had gained 86.85 points on Friday.

Buying activity sustained following a firming trend in Asian region led by Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.