BSE Sensex jumps nearly 60 points, crosses 20,000-level

BSE Sensex jumps nearly 60 points, crosses 20,000-level Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Paring early loses the BSE benchmark index Sensex on Wednesday jumped by nearly by over 60 points in mid-session trade to cross the 20,000 level.

Sensex had declined over 130 points in the opening trade today after the International Monetary Fund lowered its projection of India's growth rate.

The 30-share index, which had gained 88.51 points in the previous sessions, jumped by 58 points, to 20,042 with realty, consumer durables, capital goods and power sector all trading in green.

The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty too edged up by nearly ten points to 5,937.

In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.44 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index shed 0.62 percent in early trade.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.07 percent lower yesterday.