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Sensex, Nifty end near two-month high

A broker laughs while speaking to a colleague, as they trade on their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

(Reuters) - The Sensex and Nifty ended higher on Thursday, led by financial and automobile stocks as sentiment was bolstered by gains in regional markets, following upbeat global economic data and an overnight bounce in oil prices.

The Sensex closed up 0.92 percent at 26,878.24, after touching its highest level since Nov. 11.

The Nifty ended up 1.02 percent at 8,273.8, after hitting its highest level since Nov. 15.

(Reporting by Samantha Kareen Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)