Zee Media Bureau/Reema Sharma
Mumbai/New Delhi: The BSE benchmark Sensex on Thursday extended yesterday's gains by over 150 points in early trade, moving in tandem with the recovery in rupee amid a firming trend overseas.
The 30-share barometer rose 161 points to 18,164 led by rally in Oil & Gas, banking, capital goods, power and realty.
Similarly, the NSE index Nifty also shot up by 58.4 points to 5,343.
The rupee today recovered as much as 66.82 against dollar after hitting its all-time low of 68.85 yesterday.
Top gainers in BSE were HDFC (4.66 percent), L&T (2.48 percent), HDFC Bank (2.01 percent), DR Reddy’s (1.50 percent) and ONGC (1.42 percent).
Meanwhile, in Asia, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent after falling 2.2 percent in the previous two sessions.
Japan's Nikkei share average advanced 0.5 percent.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.33 per cent higher in yesterday's trade.
First Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 09:28