The Sensex and the Nifty today climbed more than half a percent in the afternoon trade. Domestic stock indices rose amid positive cues from global share markets. The Sensex at Bombay Stock Exchange was trading near 57,900 points while the Nifty at National Stock Exchange was trading above 17,350 level.
The Sensex gained 365 points, or 0.63 percent to trade at 57,886 while the Nifty surged 107 points, or 0.62 percent, to trade at 17,352.
In the forex market, the rupee appreciated 17 paise against the US dollar. The domestic currency was trading at 76 rupees and 32 paise against dollar when reports last came in.