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India Stocks Jump Most Since 2009

Indian stocks rallied the most in five years and the rupee strengthened as early vote counting showed the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party leading in national elections.

The S&P BSE Sensex advanced as much as 4.4 percent to a record 24,956.60 at 9:20 a.m. in Mumbai. The rupee rose 0.9 percent against the dollar. Initial results showed the National Democratic Alliance, led by the BJP, leading in 190 of the 543 seats, according to Aaj Tak news channel.