Sensex gains 106 points on firm Asian cues

The BSE Sensex opened 100 points up and now trading at 134.80 points up at 32068.64. Retail investors and domestic financial institutions built up positions a day ahead of the release of data of IIP (Index of Industrial Production) for August and inflation for September.

The Nifty50 closed at 10,016.95 points - up 28.20 points or 0.28 per cent, while the Sensex closed higher by 77.52 points, or 0.24 per cent, at 31,924.41 points.

Among the top Sensex losers: Tata Motors dropped 2.3 percent, State Bank of India declined 2 percent, Tata Steel weakened 1.5 percent while Coal India shed 1.4 percent.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan nudged 0.24 per cent higher to test a recent decade peak of 545.56. Wall Street scaled all-time highs overnight.

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The 30-share BSE Sensex lost 90.42 points to close on 31,833.99 and broader 50-share NSE Nifty finished on 9,984.80, down by 32.15 points.

Among them, realty index gained the most by 1.07 per cent, followed by oil & gas 1.04 per cent, power 0.78 per cent and infrastructure 0.71 per cent.

"Nifty showed a bout of volatility in today's session and closed the day lower by 32 points".

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