Sensex, Nifty end with gains ahead of Budget

New Delhi : The market on Friday ended higher in the last trading session ahead of Union Budget. The Sensex ended up 178.30 points or 0.8 percent at 23154.30, and the Nifty gained 59.15 points or 0.8 percent at 7029.75.

Shares like Coal India, SBI, Hindalco, NTPC and L&T were among the top gainers in the Sensex.

On the other hand, Bajaj Auto, Hero, Lupin, Bharti and Wipro were among the losers.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country increased by 31 percent to USD 24.8 billion during April-November, Economic Survey said today.

FDI in April-November 2014 stood at USD 18.9 billion. With a view to liberalize and simplifying the FDI policy and to provide ease of doing business climate in the country, the government has undertaken various reforms, the survey added.

It said that FDI inflows have increased into sectors like computer software and hardware, services, automobile industry, construction activities amongst others. (ANI)