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Markets in green, Sensex up 113 pts

A benchmark index of the equities market Tuesday rose nearly 113 points in early trade after two sessions of losses on emergence of selective buying by funds amid a mixed trend in the Asian region.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) gained 112.57 points, or 0.57 percent, to 19,723.05 with healtchare, capital goods, realty and oil and gas sector stocks leading the recovery.

The index had lost nearly 605 points in the previous two sessions on weak GDP numbers, weak auto sales figures and global cues.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 18.80 points, or 0.32 percent, to 5,958.10.

Meanwhile, in Asia, Japan's Nikkei rose by 1.21 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index shed 0.26 percent in early trade.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.92 percent lower in previous session despite a poor manufacturing report.