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Indian shares end higher; bank stocks rise
June 19, 2017 / 10:31 AM / 6 months ago

Indian shares end higher; bank stocks rise

June 19 (Reuters) - Indian shares rose on Monday as banking stocks gained on hopes that a central bank initiative directing lenders to start bankruptcy proceedings against large loan defaulters would help reduce the levels of bad debt hampering credit growth in the country.

The benchmark BSE index rose 0.82 percent and posted a record close of 31,311.57, while the broader NSE index ended up 0.72 percent at 9,657.55.

The Nifty Bank Index climbed 1.02 percent after touching a record high earlier in the session.

For mid-day report, click. (Reporting by Jessica Kuruthukulangara in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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