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Sensex, Nifty mark fresh closing high for 2019

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

Reuters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Mar 13, 2019, 04.23 PM (IST)


Indian shares ended higher for the third session on Wednesday, but gains were capped as investors paused after the recent rally, while global sentiment was hit by mounting concern over world growth and trade.

The benchmark BSE Sensex closed up 0.58 per cent at 37,752.17. The broader NSE Nifty ended 0.36 per cent higher at 11,341.70.

Both indexes ended at the highest level since mid-September 2018.

Shares of airlines that operate Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft fell after the government grounded these aircraft following the deadly crash in Ethiopia. 

Jet Airways Ltd dropped 1.7 per cent and SpiceJet Ltd dropped 2.1 per cent, while IndiGo owner InterGlobe Aviation Ltd rose 2.5 per cent.

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The benchmark BSE Sensex closed up 0.58 per cent at 37,752.17. The broader NSE Nifty ended 0.36 per cent higher at 11,341.70.