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Nifty close to 6000

Nifty has seen a 23-month high with the index moving close to the 6000 mark. The Sensex has also climbed to a 20-month high.

Sensex was up 182 points at 19,592 and the 50-share Nifty was up 50 points at 5959.

Healthcare, banking and FMCG shares figured among the key gainers in early trade. Banking shares continued to build on Monday’s gains in the hope of the Banking Laws Bill being passed.

Hindustan Unilever, Sun Pharma and ICICI Bank led gainers in the frontline space, climbing 2-4 percent.

Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Tata Motors figured among the laggards, trading flat.

Jet Airways, Sintex, SpiceJet, Opto Circuits and Greaves Cotton led midcap gainers, up 2-3 percent.



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