Benchmark indices faced a lackluster trend in early trade Monday but later traded higher on inflows of foreign funds and a decline in crude oil prices.

The 30-stock BSE Sensex was flat in early trade, up marginally 15.81 points to 62,309.45. The broader NSE Nifty was up 5 points at 18,517.75.

Both benchmark indices later gained momentum. The Sensex was trading 103.38 points higher at 62,404.71 at 09:49 and the Nifty was trading 24.85 points higher at 18,537.60.

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