Sensex closes with 87-point gain (Third Lead)

Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) After two previous sessions of heavy sell-offs, a barometer index of Indian equities provisionally closed in the green with gains of over 87 points on Friday.

The Indian equity markets reacted positively to the upcoming key macro-economic data, ongoing first-quarter results season, efforts to stabilise the Chinese markets and were also hopeful that a solution will be found to the Greek debt crisis.

The benchmark index of the Indian equity markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally closed 87.74 points or 0.32 percent up.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), too, closed in the green — higher by 32 points or 0.38 percent at 8,360.55 points.

The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,705.36 points, provisionally closed at 27,661.40 points (at 3.35 p.m.), up 87.74 points or 0.32 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,573.66 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,729.46 points and a low of 27,530.90 points in the intra-day trade.

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