Sensex jumps 418 points to 6-month high

MUMBAI:

Benchmark Sensex spurted 418 points to settle at more than six-month high while Nifty closed above the 17,700 mark on Tuesday amid optimism in the global markets and positive domestic macroeconomic data points.

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Buying in index majors Reliance Industries and ITC also added to the optimism in equities. Climbing for the second straight session, the 30-share BSE Sensex jumped 418.45 points or 0.67 per cent to settle at 63,143.16. During the day, it advanced 452.76 points or 0.72 per cent to 63,177.47.