The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex recovered by nearly 79 points in opening trade on Tuesday on fresh capital inflows by foreign funds.

The 30-share index, which had lost 172.63 points in the previous trading session, rose by 78.74 points, or 0.45 per cent to 17,464.82 points.

The wide-based National Stock Exchange’s Nifty also moved up by 27.40 points, or 0.52 per cent, to 5,250.15 points.

Brokers said fresh buying by foreign funds on the back of overnight gains in the U.S. market mainly buoyed the trading sentiment here.

Besides, steady inflow of encouraging quarter earnings by companies also generated buying activity, they added.

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