The Sensex resumed higher at 18,545.44 and advanced further to 18,567.70. However, a bout of profit-booking saw Sensex give up some gains to trade at 18,378.73 before quoting at 18,408.41, still showing a gain of 162.37 points or 0.89 per cent from its last close. The NSE 50-share Nifty also firmed up by 64.45 points or 1.19 per cent to 5,465.90 at 1030 hrs. Major gainers were BHEL (6.26 per cent), HDFC Bank (5.45 per cent), SBI (4.46 per cent), ICICI Bank (3.23 per cent),
HDFC (3.21 per cent) and M&M (1.93 per cent). Most Asian stocks fell in their early trade before the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's July meeting. Key indices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea were down by 0.36 per cent to 1.07 per cent while indices in China and Indonesia rose by 0.08 per cent to 1.26 per cent.