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Sustained capital inflows in equities, coupled with a firm market trend, helped the 30-share benchmark touch a fresh 32-month high of 20,445.04. Nifty closed at 6,143.40.

The 30-share BSE benchmark, which had dipped below the 32-month high of 20,000 in the previous session, ended at 20,069.12, up 112.78 points.
While both forward and futures derivative contracts help reduce losses, the latter is preferable as it offers lower risk and is more liquid.

The market regulator says its final decision is in line with the HC advice.

The 30-share Bombay Stock Exchange barometer lost 59.83 points to close at 19,941.72 points. It touched the day's high of 20,105.54 and a low of 19,804.02.
Leading stock brokers, including Angel Broking, Motilal Oswal Securities and BCB Brokerage, started providing mobile-based trading facility to its clients.
The 30-share index closed lower by 148.52 points, at 19,956.34 points. The barometer had climbed 14 per cent this year to regain the 20,000-level after 32 months.
Rising for the second straight session, the BSE 30-share barometer ended 72.20 points higher at 20,117.38 - its best finish since January 15, 2008.
The initial share-sale offering of the company has garnered good demand from institutional investors and was oversubscribed 3.72 times on the third day of the issue.
At 1.01 pm, the BSE benchmark was down 39.57 points, or 0.20 per cent, at 19,902.15, while the NSE index Nifty was down 22.70 points, at 5,968.30.
While the issue of Eros International was oversubscribed 25.76 times, Career Point Infosystems went for 46.82 times and Microsec Financial Services' for 12 times.
The finance minister said despite knowing well how unpredictable the markets could get, he was happy they were trading at such high figures.