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Markets up in early trade, Sensex gains 43 pts

 A benchmark index of the equities markets recovered over 43 points in early trade on Monday due to emergence of selective buying by funds at existing lower levels amid a mixed Asian trend.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) gained by 43.49 points, or 0.24 percent, to 18,493.72 with realty and auto sector stocks leading the recovery.

The index had lost over 590 points in the last three sessions.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 11.45 points, or 0.21 percent, to 5,564.70.

Meanwhile, in Asia, Japan's Nikkei spurted by 2.01 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 0.41 percent in early trade.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.28 percent lower in previous session on Friday due to worse- than-expected jobs report.