Indian equity markets close higher for second day

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) With continued value-buying buoying the Indian equity markets, the bellwether indices rose for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

Consequently, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) provisionally closed the day’s trade up 267 points or 1.14 percent.

Similarly, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended the day’s trade in the positive territory. It was higher by 83.30 points or 1.17 percent at 7,191.75 points.

The Sensex, which opened at 23,536.47 points, provisionally closed at 23,649.22 points (at 3.30 p.m.) — up 267.35 points or 1.14 percent from the previous day’s close at 23,381.87 points.

During the intra-day trade, the Sensex touched a high of 23,735.35 points and a low of 23,448.21 points.

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