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Sensex rallies over 300 points in early trade; Nifty tops 11,150

A stock broker reacts to a Sensex high. File

A stock broker reacts to a Sensex high. File   | Photo Credit: Paul Noronha

Domestic equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 300 points in opening session on Wednesday led by gains in Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Bank amid positive cues from global markets and sustained foreign fund inflow.

The BSE Sensex was trading 314.47 points or 0.83% higher at 38,002.38; while the NSE Nifty was up 88.70 points or 0.80% at 11,183.95.

Axis Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising over 3%, followed by IndusInd Bank, UltraTech Cement, Tata Steel, Bajaj Finance, SBI, Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Reliance Industries. On the other hand, PowerGrid and Nestle India were among the laggards.

In the previous session, the 30-share Sensex soared 748.31 points or 2.03% to close at 37,687.91, while the NSE Nifty rallied 203.65 points or 1.87% to 11,095.25.

Exchange data showed that foreign institutional investors purchased equities worth Rs 703.74 crore on a net basis on Tuesday.

According to traders, besides stock-specific action, positive cues from global markets and sustained foreign fund inflow buoyed domestic benchmarks.

Bourses in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul were trading with gains in mid-day deals, while Tokyo was in red. Stock exchanges on Wall Street ended on a positive note in overnight session.

Global oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.11% lower at $44.38 per barrel.

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