Sensex rose 258 points up at 26652 while Nifty settled at 8224 with 82 points up. All the sectors finished in the green zone with BSE Bankex leading the region with the hike of 458 at 21316 and Bank Nifty gained 404 points at 18627. The easing of demonetisation impact, appreciation in rupee, positive global cues and hopes of oil production cut by OPEC boosted the market sentiment. Banks and auto stocks led the charge.
Asian Market Updates: Asian Market closed showing its flat behavior throughout the day. Nikkei with no major hike closed at 18308, Hang Seng hiked 52 points at 22789 and Shanghai Composite lost 32 points at 3250.