Positive global cues lift equity markets

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Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Lifted by positive global cues on Thursday, the key equity indices provisionally closed the day’s trade higher.

Healthy buying was witnessed in banking, consumer durables and capital goods sectors.

The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 27,857.80 points, provisionally closed at 27,942.11 points (at 3.30 p.m.) — up 126.93 points or 0.46 per cent from the previous close at 27,815.18 points.

It touched a high of 27,967.77 points and a low of 27,763.15 points during the intra-day trade.

The BSE market breadth was tilted in favour of the bulls — with 1,566 advances and 1,069 declines.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) edged up to 8,565 points — up 45.50 points or 0.53 per cent.

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