MARKET LIVE: Sensex rises 150 points, Nifty near 16,300; Metals, Banks lead

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The markets started trade on Wednesday with nominal gains led by buying in financial and metal stocks. 

The BSE Sensex rose 180 points to 54,543, while the NSE Nifty climbed 60 points to 16,300.

Among the Sensex-30 shares, HDFC, Tata Steel, Tech M, Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, PowerGrid, Bharti Airtel and M&M were the top gainers, rising up to 2 per cent. Asian Paints, HUL, Infosys, RIL, L&T and IndusInd Bank, meanwhile, were the top laggards. 

In the broader markets, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices also gained up to 0.9 per cent.

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