February 8, 2018 / 6:45 AM / 3 months ago

Sensex snaps seven-session losing streak, rises nearly 1 percent

(Reuters) - Indian shares rose nearly 1 percent on Thursday, snapping seven sessions of fall, as market heavyweights such as Infosys Ltd and Housing Development Finance Corp helped the indexes end their longest spell of losses since September.

People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

The benchmark BSE Sensex rose 0.97 percent to 34,413.16, while the broader NSE Nifty ended 0.96 percent higher at 10,576.85.

Reporting by Vishal Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier

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