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Sensex up 132 points in noon trade


Mumbai : After a weak opening, a benchmark index for Indian equities was ruling 132 points higher than its previous close in noon trade Thursday.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,476.48 points, was ruling at 17,605.05 points, 132.49 points or 0.76 percent higher than its previous close at 17,472.56 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty was ruling at 5,281.95 points, a gain of 0.71 percent from its previous close at 5,244.9 points.

Broader market indices were also in the positive, with the BSE midcap index ruling 0.38 percent higher and the BSE small cap index up 0.77 percent.

Auto, energy and consumer durables scrips saw buying, while realty stocks came under selling pressure.

Most other Asian markets, however, witnessed losses.

While the Japanese Nikkei shut shop with a 1.27 percent loss at 10,949.09 points, the South Korean Kospi was ruling 0.46 percent down at 1,739.52 points.

The Chinese Shanghai composite index too was down 1.09 percent at 3,000.07 points, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was trading 0.96 percent lower at 21,304.32 points.