Mumbai, Sep 15 (PTI) The BSE benchmark today edged higher

by 30.68 points, or 0.10 per cent to close at 32,272.61 in a

volatile trade as gains in IT, auto, oil and banking stocks

helped it extend winning streak for a seventh day amid

lingering worries about North Korea.

The 50-share NSE Nifty, however, ended 1.20 points down,

or 0.01 per cent, at 10,085.40 after hovering between

10,043.65 and 10,115.15 on alternate bouts of buying and

selling.

On a weekly basis, the Sensex rose by 585.09 points, or

1.84 per cent while the Nifty gained 150.60 points or 1.51 per

cent.

The 30-share Sensex had opened lower and the day’s

low of 32,138.38 in early deals. However emergence of buying

in the last hour of the trade helped the index wipe-off losses

and close up 30.68 points, or 0.10 per cent at 32,272.61.

The Asian markets ended mixed on a flurry of selling and

European shares too were in negative in early trade following

an explosion on an underground train at a busy station in

southwest London today.

North Korea today fired off its second missile over

Japan.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.