Sensex gains on firm rupee, global cues; Nifty around 10,400

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 22, 2018, 09.38 AM(IST)

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Meanwhile, the rupee is trading firm at 73.26/$ in early morning trade amid a weakening greenback.

Stock market indices opened higher on firm rupee amid strong Asian cues. 

Asian markets pared losses after Chinese stocks swung higher for a second session and helped offset geopolitical concerns over Saudi Arabia, Italy and Brexit. 

Meanwhile, the rupee is trading firm at 73.26/$ in early morning trade amid a weakening greenback.

At 9:30 am, Sensex was up 179.94 points or 0.52% at 34495.57, while the Nifty is higher by 50.20 points or 0.49% at 10353.70. The market breadth is positive as 855 shares advanced, against a decline of 423 shares, while 2281 shares were unchanged.

HDFC Bank, Adani Ports, Indiabulls Housing and Bajaj Finance are the top gainers, while Yes Bank, TCS, and Tech Mahindra have lost the most.