The Sensex and Nifty gained for a third straight session today boosted by a recovery in rupee and falling crude oil price. While the Sensex closed 240 points or 0.69% higher at 35,165, the Nifty gained 83 points to 10,688 level. Sun Pharma (7.11%), Coal India (3.22%) and L&T (2.52%) were the top Sensex gainers.
Market breadth was positive with 1840 stocks closing higher against 846 stocks ending lower on the BSE. 174 stocks were unchanged.
France's CAC 40 rose 0.3 percent to 5,557.86 and Germany's DAX advanced 0.3 percent to 12,982.62. Italy's benchmark FTSE MIB dipped 0.1 percent to 22,366.72 after opening higher. British and U.S. markets were closed for public holidays.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 percent higher to 22,481.09 and South Korea's Kospi rose 0.7 percent to 2,478.96. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.7 percent to 30,792.26 while the Shanghai Composite in mainland China dipped 0.2 percent to 3,135.08. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.5 percent to 6,004.00. Taiwan's benchmark rose and Southeast Asian shares were mixed.