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Nifty, Sensex rise; IT, auto stocks gain
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Indian shares closed higher on Thursday, after hitting fresh highs earlier in the day, helped by gains in information technology, auto and energy stocks.

The Nifty ended 0.31% higher at 12,259.70, while the Sensex gained 0.28% to close at 41,673.92.

The Nifty IT index climbed 0.7%, while the auto and energy index rose about 1%.

Yes Bank was the top gainer on the Nifty 50 index, ending 6.5% higher.

Meanwhile, world stocks drifted down from the week's record highs, while the crown gained as Sweden's central bank became the first to raise interest rates from negative territory.

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