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Sensex gains 194 points, Nifty ends at 11,053

Wednesday,   06-Mar-2019   04:13 PM (IST)

Benchmark indices ended over half a per cent higher driven by gains in RIL, ICICI Bank, HDFC, ITC and Bajaj Finance. The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 36,636, up 194 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,053, up 66 points. Among sectoral indices, the Nifty Metal index ended 0.7 per cent higher with MOIL and National Aluminium Company being the top gainers. The Nifty Pharma index, too, settled 1.1 per cent higher led by gains in Piramal Enterprises and Divi's Laboratories. In the broader market, the S&P BSE MidCap index ended 72 points, or 0.49 per cent at 14,866, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index settled at 14,557, up 140 points, or 0.97 per cent.