Value buying pulled markets, Nifty closes above 7700

Mumbai: Dec 15; The Indian equity markets closed the Tuesday trading session with gains amid value buying and positive global equity markets.

The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) provisionally ended 170 points higher to close at 25320, while the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended 51 points up at 7701.

Broader markets traded in line with the benchmark indices, BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices jumped 0.6 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively.

In the Sensex-30 pack, Hindustan Unilever closed with the biggest jump of 2.6 per cent, while, ICICI Bank became the lead loser with a decline of 1.4 per cent.

On the currency side, the Rupee was 11 paise higher at 67.02 against the US Dollar.

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