November 29, 2018 / 10:42 AM / 16 days ago

Indian shares post highest close in 2 months; HDFC Bank leads

* NSE index ends up 1.2 pct, BSE index ends 1.3 pct higher

* NSE bank index marks 2-1/2-month closing high

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Indian shares ended higher by more than 1 percent on Thursday, as dovish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman boosted investor sentiment.

The broader NSE index closed 1.21 percent higher at 10,858.70, while the benchmark BSE index ended up 1.27 percent at 36,170.41. Both the indexes posted their best closing levels since Oct. 1.

Financial stocks accounted for most gains on the indexes, with NSE bank index finishing 1.8 percent higher, its strongest close since Sept. 14. HDFC Bank Ltd, the top performer on the NSE index, closed up 2 percent.

For the mid-day report, click (Reporting by Krishna V Kurup in Bengaluru; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)

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