The market starts November series on a stellar note. The Nifty hit 8200 for the first time, up 32.15 points while the Sensex is up 92.73 points at 27439.06. About 499 shares have advanced, 91 shares declined, and 15 shares are unchanged.
Bhart Airtel, Infosys, ONGC, Cipla and Maruti are top gainers while Hindalco, HUL and Tata Motors are among the losers.
The Indian rupee opened marginally higher at 61.39 per dollar versus 61.45 Thursday.
Asian stocks rose on the final trading day of the week following positive US data overnight, with focus on developments in Japan.
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