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Sensex reaches a six month highnews
Our Market Bureau
04 November 2004


Mumbai: The sensex gained 88 points reaching a six month high yesterday. The surge was led by technology and banking stocks. The gain in IT stocks such as Satyam, Infosys and Wipro was on expectations of the reelection of George Bush.

Banking stocks, such as SBI and ICICI Bank, on the other hand, gained on hopes of a possible hike in interest rates. While the BSE IT index rose by 2.68 per cent, the banking index Bankex gained 3.32 per cent.

The mood in the market remained optimistic since morning with Bush maintaining the lead in the counting. According to analysts, the possibility of Bush's re-election has eased fears over outsourcing. Bush is seen to be a supporter of free trade and unopposed to outsourcing.

 

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Sensex reaches a six month high