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Capital goods index gains over 1 pct

February 25, 2010

The BSE Capital Goods Index gained over 1 percent on Thursday in a broader market that ended flat a day before the annual budget.

Index counters like Kirloskar Bros, Thermax and Crompton Greaves gained over 3 percent each.

L&T shares gained 2.5 percent to close at 1536 rupees after a senior company official said the firm was expecting a contract worth around 80 billion rupees.

The sectoral index has dropped 5 percent this year. L&T has dropped over 8 percent in the same period.

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