Sensex climbs to trade above 57,500, Nifty at 17,100

The Sensex and the Nifty today climbed more than half a percent in the afternoon trade. Both stocks rose even as the cues from the global equity markets were mixed.

The Sensex climbed to trade above 57,500 while the Nifty gained to trade above 17,100 level.

The BSE Sensex appreciated 323 points, or 0.56 percent to trade at 57,584. The NSE Nifty also surged 86 points, or 0.5 per cent, to trade at 17,140.

In the forex market, the rupee weakened two paise against the US dollar to trade at 75 rupees and 12 paise per dollar in afternoon deals.

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