Sensex provisionally closes 131 points higher

Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Wednesday provisionally closed the day’s trading 131.31 points, or 0.53 percent higher.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also provisionally closed trading in the green — higher by 38.15 points or 0.51 percent — at 7,498.75 points.

The BSE Sensex, which opened at 24,537.61 points, provisionally closed at 24,682.48 points (at 03.40 p.m.) — up 131.31 points or 0.53 percent from the previous day’s close at 24,551.17 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 24,706.85 points and a low of 24,354.55 points during the day’s trade.

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