Sensex opened with a gain of 70 points, Nifty 8000 close

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Mumbai; Dec.2: Indian stock market trading on Wednesday in the third day of the week is to start slow. The benchmark index 24.92 points higher at 26194.33 and Nifty along about the same time with 6.15 points higher at 7961.05 are traded.

GAIL, Vedanta, Tata Steel, Bajaj Auto and Coal India are top gainers in the Sensex while Tata Motors, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, Hero and Infosys are among losers.

The Indian rupee opened marginally lower at 66.52 per dollar against previous closing 66.49.

The dollar fell as a contraction in US manufacturing PMI and upbeat European economic data knocked the greenback from eight and a half-month highs against a basket of major currencies.

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