The BSE benchmark Sensex climbed about 52 points, led by gains in real estate and consumer durable stocks amid a firm global trend.

The Bombay Stock Exchange key index, Sensex that had snapped a six-day rally by losing 83 points on Friday, rose by 51.68 points to 18,814.48 after European Finance Ministers authorised a loan payout to Greece and the newly-released U.S. data revealed an unexpected rise in factory output last month.

Broad-based National Stock Exchange’s 50-share index, Nifty gained 23.30 points to 5,650.50 as stocks in realty, consumer durable and banking sector advanced after foreign institutional investors turned active buyers in emerging markets.

On the BSE, the realty sector index climbed the highest at 3.66 per cent, spurred by the two-week high gains by DLF, which rose by 6.01 per cent to Rs 233.60 a share. On Friday, the industry leader had jumped 4.7 per cent on reports that it may sell its stake in special economic zones to cut debt.

Reliance Infrastructure rallied 6.84 per cent Rs 578.70 while Jaiprakash Associates rose by 1.72 per cent to Rs 82.65. Consumer durables sector was the second best performer and added 1.99 per cent to 6,732.39 followed by banking index that rose by 1.09 per cent.

Keywords: BSENiftySensex

More In: Markets | Business