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Sensex regains 15k level, surges 255 pts in opening trade

business Updated: Jul 23, 2009 11:22 IST
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The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex on Thursday regained 15,000 points-level by rising over 255 points in opening trade on fresh capital inflows by foreign funds largely in tandem with firming trend in other Asian equity markets amid encouraging quarterly earnings.

The 30-share index which had lost 219.37 points in yesterday’s volatile session, shot up 255.20 points at 15,098.32 points after stocks of metals, realty and banking sectors staging comeback.

The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 75.15 points to 4,474.05 points.
Stock brokers said apart from firming trends on the other Asian markets, encouraging first quarter profits posted by some blue-chip companies so far also buoyed the trading sentiments.

Major gainers were Reliance Industries by 0.91 per cent at Rs 1,995.35, Reliance Infra by 3.73 per cent at Rs 1,132, Rcom by 3.30 per cent at Rs 270.50, ONG Corp by 1.11 per cent at Rs 1,105, Infosys Technologies by 1.72 per cent at Rs 1,952.15, Tata Consultancy by 1.84 per cent at Rs 474.40 and Wipro by 1.75 per cent at Rs 458.90.

Bharti Airtel stocks were also in demand and gained 2.08 per cent at Rs 840 ahead of quarterly results.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong’s Hang seng Index gained 2.50 per cent, while Japan’s Nikkei moved up by 1.2 per cent in the morning trade on Thursday.