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Sensex opens in green, up 130 points in early trade

Sensex opens in green, up 130 points in early trade
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The BSE Sensex rebounded over 130 points in opening trade today, reversing its two-session losing streak on value-buying in select blue-chips amid a strengthening rupee.

The BSE Sensex rebounded over 130 points in opening trade today, reversing its two-session losing streak on value-buying in select blue-chips amid a strengthening rupee.

Overseas, mixed trend at other Asian markets also influenced trading sentiments here. The rupee recovered from its nearly one-month low by strengthening 32 paise to 68.06 against the US dollar in early trade today. The 30-share BSE index was trading higher by 130.41 points, or 0.37%, to 35,417.15 in early trade today. The gauge had lost 335.40 points in the previous two sessions, tracking a sell-off across global markets after the US and China reignited their trade dispute.

The NSE Nifty too rose by 39.45 points, or 0.37%, to 10,749.90. All sectoral indices, led by healthcare, realty and auto, were in the positive zone, rising up to 0.93%. Major gainers were Axis Bank, Vedanta, M&M, Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Auto, Tata Steel, Infosys, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Sun Pharma, HDFC Ltd and RIL, rising up to 1.77%.

Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 653.686 crore while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold equities to the tune of Rs 1,324.92 crore yesterday, as per provisional data. Among other Asian bourses, Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.16%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng inched up 0.03%, while Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.19% in early trade.The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.15% lower yesterday.

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