and Singapore closed higher, while indices in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan finished lower.
The losers on the index included BHEL, which dropped 4.76 pc, followed by Hero MotoCorp 2.84 pc and Sesa Goa 1.58 pc. Among the sectoral indices, S&P BSE-Realty rose 2.03 pc, followed by S&P BSE-Bankex 1.56 pc, S&P BSE-FMCG 1.37 pc, S&P BSE-Oil & Gas 0.87 pc and S&P BSE-Healthcare 0.81 pc.
The market breadth turned positive as 1,221 stocks closed with gains and 1,112 finished with losses. Total turnover was slightly higher at Rs 1,464.45 crore from Rs 1,452.79 crore yesterday.