Sensex rises over 200 points to reclaim 33000 mark; Nifty nears 10200

Traders said buying activity picked up on positive cues from other Asian bourses as investors look towards the conclusion of US Federal Reserve policy meet due tonight. PTI file

Traders said buying activity picked up on positive cues from other Asian bourses as investors look towards the conclusion of US Federal Reserve policy meet due tonight. PTI file

Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 33,191.94 points, up by 195.18 points, or 0.59 per cent.

The BSE Sensex started Wednesday's session on a strong note, rising as much as 343 points to trade above 33,340. At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 10,124.35 points on Tuesday, was quoting at 10,184.70 points, up by 60.35 points or 0.60 percent.

Mumbai: Amid volatility, the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday provisionally closed in the green with healthy buying in IT, Teck (technology, media and entertainment) and auto stocks.

The sensex registered intra day high and low at 33,341.74 and 33,090.82 respectvely. The broader 50-share NSE Nifty too, went past the 10,200-mark, moving up by nearly a per cent.

The gainers were Bharti Airtel by 3.52 pc to Rs 414.25, NTPC by 2.50 pc to Rs 170.25, Yes Bank by 1.95 pc to Rs 307.95 and SBIN by 1.85 pc to Rs 253.85. Gains were broad-based with all the sectors trading in the green.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.25%, while Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.40% in early trade on Wednesday.

The Nifty too was up by 30.10 points or 0.30 per cent.

Sensex was up by 73.64 points or 0.22 per cent at the Tuesday's closing.

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