Indian markets ended the session on Monday with a gain of over 0.9 per cent led by realty, power, capital goods and FMCG stocks amid firm European cues.

The 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 181.58 points (0.94 per cent) at 19,577.39 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was up 56.65 points (0.97 per cent) at 5,898.85.

Among BSE sectoral indices, realty and power indices gained the most and were up 5.26 per cent and 2.77 per cent, respectively, followed by capital goods 2.77 per cent and metal 2.11 per cent. On the other hand, IT and TECk indices lost investors' support and were down 1.6 per cent and 0.44 per cent, respectively.

Among 30-share Sensex, Maruti, Sterlite, GAIL, L&T and SBI were the top five gainers, while the top five losers were Infosys, TCS, ONGC, Sun Pharma and HDFC Bank.

European stocks rose, after their first weekly gain since May 17, as Euro Zone factory output contracted in June less than initially estimated. US futures and Asian stocks gained.

Stoxx 50 was up 21.38 points or 0.82 per cent at 2,623.97, FTSE 100 rose 60.29 poitns or 0.97 per cent to 6,275.76 and DAX climbed 43.47 points or 0.55 per cent to 8,002.69.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 175.18 points or 1.28 per cent to 13,852.50, while Singapore’s Straits Times was down 2.40 points or 0.08 per cent at 3,148.04 and South Korea’s Kospi was down 7.59 points or 0.41 per cent at 1,855.73.

(This article was published on July 1, 2013)
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