MUMBAI: The BSE benchmark Sensex today climbed by 149 points in early trade on purchasing by funds and retail investors after Centre notified its decision to give permission to FDI in the multi-brand retail sector.
The 30-share barometer has slipped by 193 points in the last two sessions. Today, it went up by 148.57 points or 0.81% to 18,497.82 points and all the sectoral indices led by capital goods and realty were trading in positive zone with gains up to 1.32%.
Meanwhile, National Stock Exchange index Nifty touched the 5,600-level by jumping 47.95 points or 0.86%.
The trading sentiment got a boost with the emergence of purchasing by funds and also retail investors after Centre yesterday went ahead and implemented its decisions to allow FDI in multi-brand retail and liberalise foreign investment in aviation and broadcasting sectors.
Further, a robust trend in the Asian region has supported the recovery.