Published On : Fri, Nov 25th, 2016

Sensex recovers as December F&O series takes off

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Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered by over 150 points (at 10:10am) points and the Nifty reclaimed 8,000-mark in early trade today on fresh buying by investors as the December derivative contracts started on a better note amid mixed Asian cues.

However, investors have been cautious for the past few sessions as the rupee plunged to a record low of 68.86 (intra-day) against the dollar yesterday as the demonetisation after-effects played out and concerns grew about a possible Fed rate hike in the near term.

The 30-share Sensex, which lost 191.64 points in the previous session, recouped 120.64 points, or 0.46 per cent, at 25,980.81 with sectoral indices of BSE led by metal, realty, IT, PSU and consumer durables were in the positive zone, rising by up to 1.42 per cent.

The NSE Nifty went up by 42.75 points, or 0.53 per cent, to 8,008.25.