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Sensex Jumps Over 200 Points; Nifty Climbs Above 10,650

Indian shares opened higher on Friday, mirroring firm Asian cues after China eased restrictions on foreign investments in various sectors and the EU summit reached a deal on immigration.

The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 210 points or 0.60 percent at 35,248 in early trade while the broader Nifty index was up 65 points or 0.61 percent at 10,654.

JSW Steel rose 1.3 percent after it unveiled plans to expand production capacity.

Maruti Suzuki gained half a percent after its premium hatchback, the Baleno, crossed the 4 lakh unit sales milestone in India.

HDFC was marginally lower. HDFC Mutual Fund, a joint venture between the mortgage lender and Standard Life Investments has received SEBI's go-ahead to float an initial public offering.

Kalpataru Power jumped 1.7 percent on bagging orders worth Rs 1,235 crore.

GMR Infra advanced 0.7 percent after foraying into seaport business.

Wipro slid half a percent after completing divestment of its data centre business in Germany and the U.K.

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone was also moving down after it signed a pact with Larsen and Toubro to acquire 97 percent shares of the Kattupalli Port, Tamil Nadu.

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