Nifty, Sensex end with gains; SBI gain

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New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): The market on Friday ended with robust gains with the Sensex ending higher 275.37 points or 1.1 percent at 24952.74, and the Nifty ending up 91.80 points or 1.2 percent at 7604.35.

Shares such as Hindalco, TCS, SBI, Adani Ports and GAIL were top gainers while Lupin, Sun Pharma, HUL and Maruti Suzuki were losers in the Sensex.

The number of investors in the stock market has reduced in the last 20 years despite many technological advances and there is a need to introspect as to what led to the fall, BSE Chief Executive Officer Ashishkumar Chauhan said today.

He also said that tremendous automation in the stock markets, we have set up automated exchanges. Even old exchanges have been automated. We have set up clearing houses, we have set up derivatives markets, but the number of investors in the last 20 years actually reduced. (ANI)

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