MUMBAI Jan 2 India's NSE index rose to a
two-year high, breaching the key psychological level of 6,000 at
one point, after a U.S. deal on its so-called fiscal cliff
sparked broad buying, while financial firms extended a recent
rally on hopes for a rate cut this month.
Housing Development and Finance Corp provisionally
rose 1.7 percent, while ICICI Bank ended up 1.4
The BSE index provisionally gained 0.6 percent,
while the 50-share NSE index rose 0.7 percent after
earlier hitting as high as 6,006.05 points.
(Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by RafaelNam)