Mumbai, Dec 8 (PTI) Benchmark BSE Sensex regained the

key 33,000 mark at the start of trading today after buying by

retail investors and domestic institutions gathered momentum

amid strong global cues.

The broader NSE Nifty too went past the 10,200-level.

The 30-share Sensex was trading higher by 190.36 points,

or 0.57 per cent, at 33,139.57, with all sectoral indices in

the green, led by consumer durables, bank, metal and auto.

The gauge had rallied 352.03 points yesterday.

The NSE Nifty too rose 60.65 points, or 0.59 per cent,

at 10,227.35 in early trade today.

Brokers said unabated buying by retail and domestic

institutional investors and a firm trend in other Asian

markets influenced sentiment here.

Prominent gainers included Tata Motors, Bharti Airtel,

Adani Ports, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, ONGC, HDFC

Bank, HDFC Ltd, Bajaj Auto, Wipro, TCS, Cipla and SBI, gaining

up to 1.68 per cent.

Japan’s Nikkei was up 1.22 per cent while Hong Kong’s

Hang Seng rose 0.57 per cent in early trade today. Shanghai

Composite, however, shed 0.08 per cent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.29 per cent

higher in yesterday’s trade.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.