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Domestic stock markets started Tuesday's session on a higher note tracking mild gains in Asian peers. 
Domestic stock markets started Tuesday's session on a higher note tracking mild gains in Asian peers. 
The S&P BSE Sensex rose as much as 218.21 points to 39,124.05, and the NSE Nifty moved to 11,750.45, up 60.1 points from the previous close. Advances in financials and metal stocks led the gains in domestic markets. 
 
At 9:20 am, the Nifty traded 53.45 points higher at 11,743.80 and the Sensex was up 211.78 points at 39,117.62. Forty four stocks on the 50-scrip benchmark index traded in the positive zone.
 
Top gainers on the Nifty50 were ICICI Bank, Coal India, Indian Oil and Vedanta, trading between 1.87 per cent and 2.65 per cent higher. 
 
From the IT pack, Wipro shares were in focus today ahead of the announcement of quarterly earnings by the company due in the day. The Wipro stock fell/rose as much as 1.30 per cent in early trade.
 
Equities in other Asian markets hovered below a nine-month high after disappointing bank earnings dented Wall Street, though recent signs that the global economy is likely to avoid a sharper downturn helped limit the losses. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed by mid-morning. 
 
Japan's Nikkei edged up 0.2 per cent. Expectations that Chinese and US trade negotiators would strike a deal soon also lifted market confidence.
 
The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.1 per cent. South Korea's KOSPI fell 0.1 per cent and Australian stocks added 0.5 per cent.
 
The domestic benchmark index had risen for three straight days in a row. 
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