Mumbai (Maharashtra), Sept. 4 -- : Equity benchmark indices witnessed an extremely volatile session on Wednesday but managed to end positive.

The BSE S&P Sensex closed 162 points higher at 36,725 while the Nifty 50 edged higher by 47 points to 10,845.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), sectoral indices were mixed. Nifty metal gained by 1.6 per cent, financial services by 1.03 per cent and PSU bank by 0.93 per cent. But auto declined by 1.68 per cent and FMCG, pharma along with realty slipped marginally.

Traders said the market could be largely driven by global trends in near-term due to lack of major domestic triggers.

Among stocks, Tata Steel, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Indian Oil gained by 2.8 per cent each. Dr Reddy's was up...