Sensex climbs 57 points; banking, technology stocks rise

A benchmark index for Indian equities markets advanced 57 points Thursday, led by buying support in banking and technology stocks.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened in the positive at 18,510.94 points, ended the day at 18,517.34 points, up 56.96 points or 0.31 percent from its previous day's close 18,460.38 points.

The benchmark index touched a high of 18,567.68 points and low of 18,456.20 points intra-day.

The wider 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange closed 0.23 percent or 12.95 points higher at 5,627.75 points.

There was good buying support in capital goods, technology and banking stocks.

Capital goods index of the BSE rose 1.07 percent. The IT index advanced 0.85 percent and the banking index rose 0.52 percent.

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