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( As on 11/09/2017 11:28) Sensex surges 167 points amid firm global cues

The key domestic benchmark indices continued to extend gains during the late morning trade tracking positive signals from Asian markets after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un decided to hold a party over the weekend rather than launch another missile.

At 11:25 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 31854.94 up by 167.42 points or by 0.53 per cent, while the NSE Nifty was at 9989.1 up by 54.3 points or by 0.55 per cent.

Traders reacted positively to the outcome of the crucial meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council that took place on Saturday, where the council cut GST rate for over 40 items of mass consumption.

In the bullish trade so-far, Sensex touched intraday high of 31874.13 and intraday low of 31797.89 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 10000.55 and intraday low of 9968.8.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1200.05,+2.37%), Tata Motors Ltd. (Rs. 213.70,+1.98%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 8104.00,+1.65%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 1225.60,+1.56%), HDFC Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1813.90,+1.45%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were State Bank of India (Rs. 269.95,-0.74%), Infosys Ltd. (Rs. 878.00,-0.72%), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 401.20,-0.50%), Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (Rs. 2462.05,-0.33%), NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 167.20,-0.24%), among others.

Among the sectors, CGS index was at 17985.15 up by 331.17 points or by 1.88%. Suzlon Energy Ltd. (Rs. 17.00,+5.26%), Siemens Ltd. (Rs. 1320.50,+3.01%), Havells India Ltd. (Rs. 501.15,+2.67%), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (Rs. 130.95,+2.46%), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1200.05,+2.37%),.

On the flip side, TECk index was at 5600.54 down by -10.12 points or by -0.18%. Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (Rs. 227.20,-1.52%), Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd. (Rs. 3500.00,-1.34%), Jagran Prakashan Ltd. (Rs. 175.05,-1.05%), Bharti Infratel Ltd. (Rs. 367.75,-0.78%), Infosys Ltd. (Rs. 878.00,-0.72%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2518 , shares advanced were 1522 while 858 shares declined and 138 were unchanged.