Sensex gain by 29 points in opening trade

Mumbai, August 7:The benchmark BSE Sensex advanced nearly 29 points in openingtradetoday on some buying by foreign funds and retail investors amid mixed Asian markets.

The 30-share barometer rose 28.98 points, or 0.10 per cent to 28,327.11. The gauge had gained 226.20 points in the past two sessions.

Stocks of metal, oil and gas, healthcare and auto sectors led the gains.

On similar lines, the NSE Nifty also advanced 5.40 points or 0.06 per cent to 8,594.05.

Traders said buying by foreign funds and retail investors amid mixed trend at other Asian markets mainly influenced the sentiments.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.22 per centwhile Japan's Nikkei fell by 0.28 per cent in early trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average, however, ended 0.69 per centlower in yesterday's trade.

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