MARKET EYE-Indian shares gain; parliament hopes boost banks

Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:36am IST

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* The BSE index gains 0.2 percent, while the NSE index
 advances 0.11 percent. 
* Gains also track higher Asian shares after a survey shows
China's manufacturing sector expanded for the first time in 13
months in November. 
* Banking stocks are among the leading gainers on hopes the
winter session of parliament kicking off on Thursday will pass
bills to liberalise the insurance, pension and banking sectors.
* The Indian government's move to allow state-run Life Insurance
Corp (LIC) to triple the maximum stake it can hold in other
companies to 30 percent also helping banks, dealers say.
* The government owns stakes in lenders including SBI and Axis,
reducing potential overhang fears. 
* State Bank of India  gains 1.2 percent, after falling
2.3 percent in November as on Wednesday's close. Axis Bank
 gains 1.6 percent.

 (abhishek.vishnoi@thomsonreuters.com /;
abhishek.vishnoi.reuters.com@reuters.net)
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