Sensex up 45 points; Nifty above 10100

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On the other hand, Bank of Baroda (down 1.48 per cent), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (down 1.39 per cent), Lupin (down 1.26 per cent), State Bank of India (down 1.04 per cent) and Kotak Mahindra Bank (down 1.02 per cent) were the top losers.

Among the sectoral indices, Nifty Auto index stole the show, with shares of Eicher Motors (up 4.88 per cent) as the top gainer.

However, Nifty PSU Bank index cracked over 1 per cent today.

However, the BSE market breadth was bearish with 1,656 declines and 1,030 advances. The Sensex touched an all-time high of 32,632.02 during the session while the Nifty hit a record high of 10,128.60.

Automakers have increased production to fill up the gap in inventory prior to the launch of the Goods and Services Tax and will therefore ship more vehicles to dealers, said Mahantesh Marilinga, senior research analyst at Finquest Securities.

Sentiments were also positive ahead of the RBI's third bi-monthly policy meeting which is scheduled on 2 August where the central bank is expected to slash the benchmark repo rates.

Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850000 diesel vehicles
And, it also knows that the lower CO₂ capability of diesel will enable the automaker to meet ambitious European emissions targets. The Stuttgart-based firm recalled some three million cars earlier this week for a software update created to reduce emissions .

The Sensex resumed higher, but then traded at 32,501.03 at 1159 hours, down 13.91 points, or 0.04 per cent.

The gauge had risen 205.06 points in the previous session.

Shares of Tech Mahindra rose as much as 5.42% to Rs 406.74 after the fifth-largest software exporter yesterday reported a 6.57% rise in net profit in the three months ended June at Rs 798.6 crore.

Asian shares ticked up on Tuesday as investors looked to a barrage of economic data around the world to confirm recent signs the global economy is in fine fettle with inflation staying well contained.

In US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at an all-time high yesterday, but the broader market's gains were capped by losses in the technology sector. Shanghai Composite rose 0.42 per cent.

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