In Indian rupee terms, BSE Sensex up 9.1 pct, but in US dollar terms, it's down 3.1 pct in 2013

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Blue chips gain on buying by foreign investors, who have helped push up BSe Sensex index this year. AP Blue chips gain on buying by foreign investors, who have helped push up BSe Sensex index this year. AP
SummarySea of difference exposed on BSE Sensex gains in 2013 when compared on Indian rupee, US dollar terms.

India's benchmark BSE Sensex index is up 0.25 percent, while the NSE Nifty index is up 0.26 percent as blue chips gain.

Blue chips gain on buying by foreign investors, who have helped push up index this year. FIIs bought 1.16 billion rupees ($18.72 million) in Indian shares on Monday, exchange data showed.

In Indian rupee terms, the BSE index is up 9.1 percent so far this year, compared with a 25.7 percent gain last year, a middle-of-the-pack performance in local currency terms for Asia-Pacific exchanges, according to exchanges.

However, in US dollar terms, BSE is down 3.1 percent, the region's seventh worst performer as per Thomson Reuters data.

Apollo Tyres Ltd is up 4 percent after a deal to acquire U.S.-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co fell through late last night.

* Trent Ltd shares rise 3.9 percent a day after India's foreign investment regulator approved a $110 million investment plan by Britain's Tesco.

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