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Markets open in green; Sensex up 73 pts

A benchmark index of the equities markets Tuesday recovered by nearly 73 points in early trade on fresh spell of buying by funds amid a mixed trend in Asian region.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which had lost 233.35 points on Monday, recovered by 72.95 points, or 0.39 percent, to 18,613.84.

Stocks in metal, oil and gas and power leading the recovery.

Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 24.30 points, or 0.43 percent, to 5,614.55 points. Brokers said fresh buying by funds amid a mixed trend on other Asian bourses, mainly influenced the trading sentiment.

In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 0.19 percent and Japan's Nikkei rose 0.65 percent in early trade.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.94 percent lower in Monday's trade.