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Sensex climbs 3.4 pct to cross 10,000 mark


The Sensex jumped 335 points on Thursday to cross the 10,000 mark, driven by strong global markets and short covering in monthly derivative contracts.

There was positive sentiment in most Asian markets, which are seen to influence the Indian benchmark, after U.S. economic data showed that stimulus measures were starting to take effect.INDIA-BUDGET

The Indian rally was led mostly by capital goods (up 5.4 percent), power (up 4.02 percent), metals (up 3.9 percent) and banking stocks (up 3.3 percent).

The top gainers included Tata Motors (up 7.9 percent), Tata Steel (up 5 percent), L&T (up 6.1 percent) and Reliance Industries (up 2.1 percent).

Sensex sheds 0.4 pct, but gains 2.4 pct on week


MARKETS-SOUTHASIA-STOCKSThe Sensex ended 35 points lower on Friday on profit-booking ahead of the weekend.

The top benchmark losers included Tata Motors, which slipped 6.2 percent, ICICI Bank, which was down 4.5 percent, and L&T which lost 4 percent.