Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) A barometer index of the Indian equity markets closed with healthy gains on the back of positive macro-economic data on Wednesday.
The barometer of the Indian equity markets, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), closed with gains of more than 240 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed in positive territory with healthy gains.
It edged up 98.55 points or 1.18 percent at 8,467.05 points.
The 30-scrip S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 27,823.65 points, closed the day's trade at 28,022.96 points (at 3.30 p.m.), up 242.13 points or 0.87 percent from its previous day's close at 27,780.83 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 28,099.25 points and a low of 27,799.91 points in the intra-day trade.