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Sensex closes at 34,651.24, Nifty ends at 10,537

WION Web Team
Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaUpdated: May 22, 2018, 04:12 PM IST

File photo: Sensex Photograph:(PTI)

Benchmark indices BSE Sensex and NSE’s Nifty 50 closed marginally higher on Tuesday after falling for last five sessions, following mixed cues from global markets and political uncertainty in Karnataka amid fourth-quarter earnings. 

BSE Sensex closed 35.11 points higher at 34,651.24, while the Nifty 50 ended 20 points up at 10,536.70. 

Equities in Europe and Asia were mixed despite gains on Wall Street on the back of an apparent cooling in recent US-China trade tensions. 

BSE MidCap and SmallCap rose 0.65%. Among the sectoral indices on BSE, auto, metal, realty, healthcare and industrials gained over 1%, while oil and gas, energy, FMCG and utilities declined up to 0.41%.

On NSE, Nifty PSU Bank rose 3.65% led by SBI, which was up 4.60%. Dr Reddy’s Labs, Bajaj Auto, Tata Motors and SBI were top gainers, whereas TCS, Asian Paints, Axis Bank and IndusInd Bank were among the major losers.