Sensex extends rally; Nifty regains 8,100-mark in early trade

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Oct 30, 2014 10:40 IST

Continuing its winning streak for the third straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 48 points and the NSE Nifty regained the 8,100-mark in early trade on Thursday on sustained buying in bluechip stocks amid a mixed trend in Asian markets.

Besides, covering-up of pending short positions by speculators on the last day of October series expiry in the derivatives segment, buoyed market sentiments.

The BSE 30-share barometer rose over 48.27 points, or 0.17%, to 27,146.44. The NSE Nifty also maintained its rising trend and regained the 8,100-mark for the first time since September 23 by gaining 12.10 points, or 0.14%, to trade at 8,102.55.

Brokers said reforms in construction and real estate sectors, announced by the government on Wednesday, also influenced trading sentiments.

Besides, a mixed trend in other Asian markets boosted the sentiment, they added.

Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.27%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.33% in early trade on Thursday.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.18% down in Wednesday's trade.

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