Global cues lift equity indices; banking stocks soar

Positive global cues and healthy buying support for banking, capital goods and metal stocks lifted the key indices of the Indian equity market on Thursday.

Index-wise, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) provisionally closed higher by 284.20 points or 0.81 per cent.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also settled in the positive territory. It gained 83.70 points or 0.78 per cent to provisionally close at 10,768.35 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 35,628.49 points and a low of 35,278.38 points during the intra-day trade.



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