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Share Market highlights: Sensex ends 280 pts up, Nifty above 11,000; ICICI Bank, VEDL top gainers

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Share Market highlights: The headline Sensex and Nifty ended higher on Friday afternoon, aided by a rally in heavyweight financials. The Sensex closed 281 points higher at 37,285, while the Nifty ended the session near the 11,100-mark. ICICI Bank, VEDL, ONGC shares emerged among the biggest gainers, jumping up to 3%. Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel shares were among the biggest losers, shedding up to 1.5%. Asian stocks advanced on Friday as hints of progress in the US-China trade dispute and aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank helped to counter worries about a global economic slowdown. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.2%, while Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.4%, Reuters reported. We bring to you highlights.