Sensex closes at new peak of 34843, Nifty ends at record 10741

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Back at home, Sensex scaled its fresh all-time high of 34,933.22 in early trade on Monday, while the NSE Nifty surpassed 10,700 for the first time ever.

At 10:04 AM, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 34,903 up 310 points while the broader Nifty50 index was ruling at 10,763, up 81 points.

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Asian shares too hit historic highs on Monday after Wall Street extended its record-breaking run, while the United States dollar retreat continued as investors priced in the risk of tighter policies elsewhere in the developed world. All the sectoral sub-indices were trading in the green with bank and financial service stocks outperforming the others, both surging more than a per cent. "Major Asian markets have closed on a positive note, barring the Shanghai and Hang Seng indices, while the European indices like FTSE 100, DAX and CAC 40 traded in the red", Jasani said.

"Bank Nifty led from the front owing to encouraging growth in industrial activity which raised the expectation for credit cycle improvement, while healthy domestic liquidity and strong rupee kept the direction intact", Nair added.

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Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were ICICI Bank (3.73%), Tata Steel (1.94%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.42%), NTPC (1.22%), M&M (1.08%) and State Bank Of India (1.04%). Find us on Facebook too!

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