March 14, 2012 / 4:07 AM / 5 years ago

BSE Sensex gains 1 pct; Infosys advances

Stock brokers trade in a brokerage firm in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata February 16, 2009.Jayanta Shaw/Files

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex rose 1 percent at the open on Wednesday, led by gains in technology stocks after upbeat U.S. economic data and benign comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve lifted sentiment.

Infosys rose 1.7 percent. Among other gainers, ICICI bank (ICBK.NS) rose 2 percent and energy conglomerate Reliance Industries (RELI.NS) rose 0.7 percent

At 9:29 a.m., the benchmark 30-share BSE index was up 0.97 percent at 17,986. The 50-share NSE index rose 1 percent to 5,487.75.

Reporting by Manoj Dharra; Editing by Rafael Nam

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