The Sensex is up 343.73 points or 1.3 percent at 27053.86, and the Nifty is up 110.75 points or 1.4 percent at 8140.55. About 3 shares have advanced, 0 shares declined, and 0 shares are unchanged.
Banks are up including SBI and ICICI Bank (3 percent gains each). Other gainers in the Sensex are Tata Power, Sesa Sterlite and Tata Steel. Among the losers are ITC, HUL and Wipro.
The Indian rupee gained in the early trade. It has opened higher by 26 paise at 63.35 per dollar against 63.61 Wednesday.
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