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Domestic stock markets started Friday's session on a higher note, tracking gains in Asian peers where equities cheered easing worries on the US-China trade war. 
Domestic stock markets started Friday's session on a higher note, tracking gains in Asian peers where equities cheered easing worries on the US-China trade war. 
The S&P BSE Sensex rose as much as 223.07 points higher to hit 36,867.49 in early trade, and the broader NSE Nifty climbed to an intraday high of 10,896.20, up 48.3 points from the previous close.
 
At 9:29 am, the Sensex traded 198.45 points - or 0.54 per cent - higher at 36,842.87, while the Nifty was up 36.55  points - or 0.34 per cent - at 10,884.45.
 
Equities in other Asian markets rose on easing concerns about the US-China trade war, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan adding 0.2 per cent, putting it on track for a 2 per cent weekly gain.
 
Australian stocks gained 0.5 per cent, South Korea's KOSPI rose 0.3 per cent and Japan's Nikkei advanced 0.6 per cent.
 
Global equity markets welcomed news that the United States and China agreed on Thursday to hold high-level talks early in October, raising hopes for substantial progress in de-escalating the long, bitter trade conflict between the two.
 
On Thursday, the Sensex had ended 80.32 points lower at 36,644.42 and the NSE Nifty nearly unchanged at 10,847.90.
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