Sensex closes with 171 points gain
A benchmark index for Indian equities Friday closed trade with a 171 points gain.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 16,692.66 points, closed at 16,837.76 points (provisional), 171.36 points or 1.03% up from its previous close at 16,666.4 points.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty ended at 5,058.3 points, up 1.1% from its previous close at 5,003.1 points.
Broader markets too saw good buying, with the BSE midcap index ending 1.56% up and the BSE smallcap index closing 1.33% higher.