BSE closes points 153.95 up on Dec 29

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI):Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 153.95 points up to stand at 27,395.73. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 45.60 points up to stand at 8,246.30. ABAN and RELIGARE were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 17.27% and 10.78% along with GPPL and IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd with an increase of 8.76% and 6.66% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and PAGE INDUSTRIES LTD with a decrease of 6.83% and 4.98% along with RASOYPR and INFRATEL with a decrease of 4.70% and 2.93% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 279.28 points at 18,734.41 while the banking sector is down 31.58 points at 21,221.72 and the reality sector is up 10.01 points at 1,543.95. The Indian currency is down 0.18% at Rs 63.68 per dollar. Dec 29, 2014

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