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Sensex rebounds 450 points; RIL, SBI, Bajaj Finance lead gains

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Indian markets rebounded today amid broad advances in global markets as fears of a Middle East conflict abated for now, though investors remained on alert for any escalation after the US assassination of a top Iranian general. The Sensex rose over 450 points to 41,125 while Nifty was near 12,150. HDFC Bank, SBI, Bajaj Finance and RIL led the gainers with stocks up about 2% each.

People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai © PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP via Getty Images People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai

Indian markets had seen a steep decline over previous two session as tensions flared up between US and Iran.

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"On pullback moves, 12,120 and 12,200 will be the immediate resistances. On the flipside, the near term support is placed in the range of 11,850-11,800. Traders are advised to stay light on positions till the volatility settles down," said Ruchit Jain, equity technical analyst at Angel Broking.

Asian markets were broadly higher today while safe havens such as oil and gold retreated.

With few major developments in the crisis fuelled by the killing of Qasem Soleimani last week, traders were able to turn their attention back to the global economic outlook and the China-US trade deal signing planned for January 15.

Overnight, the Wall Street provided a positive lead, with all three main indexes reversing early losses to end in the green as traders welcomed strong service sector data from the US, Europe and Britain that provided hope that the worldwide growth slowdown was easing.

(With Agency Inputs)

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