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Sensex climbs 266 points in early trade; Nifty above 15,850 level

People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India. File

People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India. File | Photo Credit: Reuters

The Sensex bounced back in early trade on June 30, climbing 266 points, tracking gains in index majors RIL, Maruti and ICICI Bank amid mixed global trends.

The BSE benchmark Sensex was trading with a gain of 266.59 points at 53,293.56 in early deals. The NSE Nifty rose 70.6 points to 15,869.70.

Among the Sensex pack, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tata Steel, Reliance Industries, Maruti Suzuki India, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank were the major gainers.

Bajaj Finance, Hindustan Unilever, M&M and ITC were among the laggards.

Elsewhere in Asia, markets in Tokyo and Seoul were lower, while Shanghai and Hong Kong were in the green during mid-session deals.

The U.S. markets ended on a mixed note on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, international oil benchmark Brent crude gained 0.3% to $116.61 per barrel.

The Sensex had settled 150.48 points or 0.28% lower at 53,026.97 on Wednesday. The Nifty declined 51.10 points or 0.32% to 15,799.10.

"The decline in FPI selling to ₹851 crore yesterday from the June average of around Rs 2,700 crore also can be interpreted as early signs of selling exhaustion. Data will have to be watched to see whether this trend sustains," said V.K. Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital market, as they sold shares worth ₹851.06 crore on Wednesday, as per exchange data.

In the near-term market movement will be increasingly influenced by the FY23 Q1 results expected from the second week of July onwards, Vijayakumar added.


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