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Nifty ends above 8,800 amid consolidation; US jobs data eyed

Auto stocks were among the top gainers amid robust August sales led by Maruti Suzuki

National Stock Exchange
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Benchmark share indices firmed up in the latter half of the trading session to end higher with auto shares gaining the most on the back of encouraging sales growth in August. However, further upsides remained capped after expectations of a robust US jobs data, due for release later today, would raise the prospects of a rate hike by the US Federal Reserve. Further, investors refrained from extending positions in the wake of an extended weekend holiday. Markets will remain closed for trading on Monday, September 5, on account of Ganesh Chaturthi. The S&P BSE Sensex ended up 109 points ...