September 25, 2018 / 7:51 AM / 3 months ago

Nifty closes nearly 1 percent higher as financials recover

Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

(Reuters) - Indian shares snapped a five-session losing streak and ended higher on Tuesday, helped by gains in financials such as Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd and HDFC Bank.

The benchmark BSE Sensex closed 0.96 percent higher at 36,652.06. The broader NSE Nifty gained 0.91 percent to 11,067.45.

HDFC closed 3.2 percent higher, contributing to more than a fifth of the Nifty’s gains.

Reporting By Arnab Paul in Bengaluru; Editing by Vyas Mohan

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