Sensex up 69 points; Nifty record closes at 17,380 points

Mumbai, September 14 (Agency)

The BSE Sensex closed with a gain of 69 points on Tuesday. Markets firmed up on gains in IT, banking and engineering stocks amid a mixed trend globally. The 30-share BSE Sensex closed at 58,247.09, up 69.33 points, or 0.12 per cent. The Nifty of the National Stock Exchange also closed at a record high of 17,380 points, up 24.70 points, or 0.14 per cent. IndusInd Bank was the top gainer, rising over four per cent in Sensex shares. Apart from this, HCL, Bajaj Auto, Tech Mahindra, L&T and Kotak Bank also gained majorly. On the other hand, falling stocks included Nestle India, UltraTech Cement, HUL, HDFC, Tata Steel and Bajaj Finserv. In other Asian markets, Seoul and Tokyo remained in positive territory while Hong Kong and Shanghai were in losses. There was a mixed trend in the afternoon trade in the major markets of Europe. Meanwhile, international oil benchmark Brent crude rose 0.80 per cent to $74.10 per barrel. Foreign institutional investors should be net buyers in the capital market as per the data available in the stock market. He bought shares worth Rs 1,419.31 crore on Monday.

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