Mumbai: Market benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 58 points in opening trade on Monday on optimistic buying ahead of RBI monetary policy review tomorrow amid increased foreign fund inflows and mixed Asian cues.
Besides, strengthening of rupee by 37 paise against the dollar to 66.88, boosted the uptrend.
The 30-share index, which had lost 0.11 point in the choppy session on Friday, recovered by 58.39 points or 0.21 percent, to 26,901.42, with realty, capital goods, consumer durables, banking and auto sector stocks leading the gains.
The NSE Nifty also perked up by 13.65 points or 0.17 percent to 8,234.45.
Brokers said widening of positions by investors and funds ahead before RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review tomorrow and increased foreign fund inflows, influenced the sentiment.
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.11 percent, while Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.31 points in cautious opening trade. Japan's Nikkei was, however, 0.85 percent down.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.18 percent lower in Friday's trade.