The Indian equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 465 points
on Monday, following gains in index majors HDFC twins and Reliance Industries
amid positive global market trends.

The Sensex climbed 465.14 points or 0.80% to finish at 58,853.07.
During the day, it jumped 546.97 points or 0.93% to 58,934.90. The Nifty gained
127.60 points or 0.73% to end at 17,525.10.

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The broader indices ended in green with the BSE Midcap
index up by 0.31%, while the Small cap index was up by 0.28%. The top gaining
sectoral indices on the BSE were Capital Goods up by 2.00%, Power up by 1.92%,
Utilities up by 1.61%, Metal up by 1.27% and Industrials up by 1.11%, while Oil
& Gas down by 0.03% was the only losing index on BSE.

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Top gainers from the Sensex pack were Bajaj Finserv up by
3.06%, M&M up by 3.06%, HDFC Bank down by 2.43%, Axis Bank up by 2.33%,
NTPC up by 2.18%, Larsen and Toubro up by 2.16%, HDFC up by 1.71%, Dr Reddy’s
Labs up by 1.68%, IndusInd Bank up by 1.39% and Reliance up by 1.28%.

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Among the laggards were Nestle down by 1.76%, SBI down by
1.73%, UltraTech Cement down by 1.41%, Power Grid Corp down by 0.92%, Wipro down
by 0.90% and Sun Pharma down by 0.64%.

“Sustained FII buying and falling oil prices are the
major drivers for the ongoing market rally. Heavyweights played a significant
role in today’s rise, while PSU banks remained under pressure following weak
results of the PSB major,” said Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit
Financial Services.

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The rupee depreciated 40 paise to close at 79.64 against
the US dollar on Monday amid waning risk appetite among investors.

In Asia, markets in Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo ended higher,
while Hong Kong settled with losses.

European stock markets were trading in the green during
mid-session deals. The US stock markets had settled mostly lower on Friday.

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Brent crude, the international oil benchmark declined 0.68%
to $94.32 per barrel.

According to stock exchange data, foreign institutional
investors remained net buyers in the capital markets as they bought shares
worth Rs 1,605.81 crore on Friday.