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Sensex, Nifty end firmer as consumer, financials boost

File photo of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Bangalore, Karnataka, India Feb 05, 2019, 04.08 PM (IST)

Indian shares ended slightly higher on Tuesday, lifted by gains in consumer stocks, while investors kept a cautious stance ahead of the three-day central bank policy meeting outcome.

According to a Reuters poll of 65 analysts, two-thirds have said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would hold its repo rate, a surprise change of stance following the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as the central bank chief in December. 

The broader Nifty closed 0.20 per cent higher at 10,934.35, while the benchmark Sensex edged up 0.09 per cent at 36,616.81.

Both indexes closed higher for a fourth straight session.

Titan Co Ltd extended gains to close 4 per cent firmer after it posted upbeat quarterly results on Friday. Financial stocks also climbed, with IndusInd Bank ending 2.47 per cent higher.