Nifty, Sensex end higher; IT, auto stocks gain

Bangalore, IndiaUpdated: Dec 19, 2019, 05:04 PM IST
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Indian shares closed higher on Thursday, after hitting fresh highs earlier in the day, helped by gains in information technology, auto and energy stocks

The Nifty ended 0.31 per cent higher at 12,259.70, while the Sensex gained 0.28 per cent to close at 41,673.92.

The Nifty IT index climbed 0.7 per cent, while the auto and energy index rose about 1 per cent.

YesBank was the top gainer on the Nifty 50 index, ending 6.5 per cent higher.

Meanwhile, world stocks drifted down from the week's record highs, while the crown gained as Sweden's central bank became the first to raise interest rates from negative territory.