Joining global rally markets end 2.2% higher

Joining global rally markets end 2.2% higher

Mumbai: Shares provisionally closed higher for the second straight session on Monday, rising 2.17%, joining the global rally after German and French leaders promised to announce fresh steps to tackle the euro zone debt crisis by the end of the month .

Domestic software stocks led the gainers, while Tata Motors was the largest gaining stock.

The main 30-share BSE index provisionally ended up 2.17% or 352.11 points at 16,584.65, with 25 of its components closing higher. The 50-share NSE index provisionally rose 1.87% to 4,979.60 points.

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