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Sensex gains on strong economic data


The BSE Sensex ended 2.6 percent up on Thursday on good corporate results and robust economic data.

Data released on Thursday showed infrastructure output grew 6.5 percent in June while the Wholesale Price Index fell 1.17 percent in the 12 months to July 11.

The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day low of 14,843 to an intra-day high of 15,264 and closed 388 points higher at 15,231.INDIA

The fifty-share Nifty ended 2.8 percent up to 4,523.

On the sectoral front, the BSE Realty Index rose 5.08 percent, followed by the Consumer Durable Index which ended 4.4 percent higher. All other indices ended the day in the green.