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Sensex gains 1.5 pct; Maruti net drops

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The Sensex ended the week on a positive note, closing 1.7 percent higher, as increased investor confidence helped boost sentiment.

The benchmark closed 194.06 points higher at 11,329.05 while the Nifty ended 1.6 percent higher at 3480.75.

The rise in the Sensex was led by Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries and ICICI bank. INDIA

On the sectoral front, the BSE Banking index gained 2.7 percent. This was followed by the Consumer Durable index which was up 2.3 percent. All indices closed in positive territory.

Sensex closes weak; RBI policy eyed

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The Sensex closed 0.40 percent lower on Monday, amid mixed Asian markets and profit booking by investors.

The benchmark closed 43.59 points lower at 10,979.50, while the Nifty ended 0.22 percent down at 3,377.10.

Sensex bounces back, closes 1.47 pct higher

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MARKETS-SOUTHASIA-STOCKS/After a sharp drop yesterday, the Sensex managed to climb 1.47 percent, helped by strong Asian markets.

The benchmark also managed to post its first quarterly rise since December 2007.

Sensex ends 4.8 pct lower; below 10,000

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INDIA-BUDGETThe Sensex started the week on a negative note, closing 4.8 percent lower after a 12 percent rally last week.

The benchmark index ended at 9,568, having struggled throughout trade as investors booked profits. It had dropped over 5 percent just before close.

Sensex ends flat in choppy trade

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The Sensex jumped nearly 50 points on Friday to end at 10,048.49, driven mostly by increasing optimism worldwide.

Gains however were capped by profit-booking in a market that has recovered considerable ground after Satyam unveiled the country’s biggest corporate fraud in early January.

Sensex climbs 3.4 pct to cross 10,000 mark

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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

Sensex pares gains on profit booking

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The Sensex ended 21.38 points down on Tuesday, erasing early gains of as much as 2.9 percent, as investors took profits after the market had risen more than 13 percent over the past two weeks.

Selling was seen in ONGC (down 2 percent), Reliance Communication (down 3.9 percent), Infosys (down nearly 1 percent) and Jaiprakash Associates (down 6.7 percent), while ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and SBI were among the top gainers, rising 6.3 pct, 2.4 pct and 1.09 pct respectively.INDIA-STOCKS/

Sensex upswing continues, ends 2 pct higher

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INDIAAfter a healthy rise on Friday, the Sensex continued its upswing and ended 2.1 percent higher, helped by a rise in markets across Asia and Europe.

Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and ITC led the gains in the benchmark index as it traded firm almost throughout the session.

Sensex snaps losing run

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INDIA STOCKS/CLOSEThe Sensex ended 19 points higher on Wednesday, snapping a three-day losing streak, as investors went bargain hunting.

The benchmark closed at 8446.

ICICI Bank, India‚Äôs top private lender, fell over 4 percent on concerns the bank’s Russian assets may be vulnerable as firms there struggle to stay afloat.

Market downslide continues, Sensex slips 2 pct

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After a relatively lacklustre morning session, the stock market slipped during the last few hours of trade on Tuesday. The benchmark index closed at 8427, down 2.09 percent.

MARKETS-SOUTHASIA-STOCKS/Heavy falls in foreign markets and concerns about the global outlook continue to weigh on investor sentiment.

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