IT stocks, including, HCL Tech, gain after global rival Accenture Plc raised its full-year profit forecast.
India's software exporters gain after global rival Accenture Plc raised its full-year profit forecast and the lower end of its revenue forecast.
That helps bring some relief after Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys warned about their quarterly revenue growth in recent weeks.
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HCL Technologies surges 2.2 percent, Infosys is up 0.7 percent and Tata Consultancy Services gains 0.6 percent.
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