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Sensex jumps 204 points to 52-week high

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 (17:02:54) Tags: Business, Equity Market, NSE, BSE Mumbai: Buoyed by better corporate earnings and strong global markets, a key index of Indian equities today soared 204 points to end at a 52-week high. The 30-scrip benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange, Sensex, which opened at 17,117.9 points, shut shop at 17,231.11 points, up 204.44 points or 1.2 percent from the previous close of 17,026.67. The S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) too ended in the green at 5,118.20 points, up 1.27 percent. Broader market indices also closed in the positive terrain, with the BSE midcap index moving up 1.96 percent and the BSE smallcap index closing 1.54 percent higher. (IANS)