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Equity benchmark indices traded firm during early hours on Monday on the back of upbeat global sentiment and India getting technically out of recession with Q3 GDP data showing 0.4 percent growth.

At 10:15 am, the BSE S&P Sensex was up by 735 points or 1.5 percent at 49,806 while the Nifty 50 edged higher by 210 points or 1.45 percent to 14,739.

All sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green with Nifty auto up by 2.2 percent, financial service by 2 percent, private bank by 1.8 percent, and IT by 1.5 percent.

Among stocks, Hero MotoCorp surged by 3.7 percent to Rs 3,334.40 per share and Mahindra & Mahindra by 3.5 percent to Rs 835.30.

Power Grid Corporation ticked up by 3.5 percent, ONGC by 3.3 percent, and Titan by 2.9 percent. However, Bharti Airtel fell by 2.3 percent, SBI Life by 0.6 percent, and Hindalco by 0.5 percent.

Meanwhile, Asian shares rallied as some semblance of calm returned to bond markets after last week’s ride. Progress in the huge US stimulus package underpinned optimism about the global economy also sent oil prices higher.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan edged up by 0.8 percent. Japan’s Nikkei rallied by 2.1 percent while Chinese blue chips added 0.5 percent.