Mumbai : A key index of the Indian stock markets rose in early trades Monday on the back of buying support by various funds in heavyweight stocks and influenced by firm global trends.
The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange, which had lost 868 point last week, spurted by around 375 points to cross the 19,500-point level within a few minutes of opening.
The broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange jumped up by 82 points to open at 5,851 points, and spurted by more than 100 points in early trades.
Markets will remain closed Tuesday on account of Christmas.
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