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15 Oct 2019, 22:18 HRS IST
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  • Sensex rises 83 pts; energy, metal stocks climb

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16:19 HRS IST

Mumbai, Sep 18 (PTI) Market benchmark BSE Sensex rose 83 points on Wednesday, led by gains in energy, metal and power stocks as global crude oil prices eased and rupee recovered against the dollar

After a rangebound session, the 30-share index ended 82.79 points, or 0.23 per cent, higher at 36,563.88. The index hit an intra-day high of 36,712.99 and a low of 36,465.92

Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty settled 23.05 points, or 0.21 per cent, up at 10,840.65

Top gainers in the Sensex pack included Tata Steel, Vedanta, SBI, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints, M&M, NTPC and PowerGrid, rising up to 3.95 per cent

On the other hand, ONGC, Yes Bank, Bharti Airtel, HDFC Bank, Sun Pharma and Maruti fell up to 2.08 per cent

After plunging over 2 per cent in the past two sessions, equities took a breather as oil prices cooled after Saudi Arabia's energy minister said that more than half of the country's daily crude oil production, that was knocked out by the drone attack, has been recovered

He also assured that production capacity at its targeted plants would be fully restored by the end of the month

Consequently, Brent crude futures fell 0.95 per cent to 63.94 per barrel (intra-day)

Tracking the movement in oil prices, the rupee appreciated 52 paise (intra-day) to trade at 71.26 per US dollar

Further boosting global market mood, US President Donald Trump said a trade agreement between the US and China was likely to happen either before or immediately after the American elections

Market participants were also awaiting cues from the policy meeting of the Federal Reserve, traders said

Elsewhere in Asia, Shanghai Composite Index, Hang Seng, Nikkei and Kospi ended on a mixed note

Stock exchanges in Europe were trading in the green in their respective early sessions.

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