Sensex zooms 134 points to hit yet another record high

Sensex zooms 134 points to hit yet another record high

Mumbai: Benchmarks Sensex and Nifty ended at fresh life-time highs on Thursday on optimism surrounding corporate earnings amid mixed global cues.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE recovered nearly 250 points from its day's low at 34,342.16 points to provisionally close (at 3.30 p.m.) the day's trade at a new high of 34,592.39 points - up 88.90 points or 0.26 per cent - from its previous session's close.

The Nifty50 too had opened at a fresh level of 10,682.55 points and touched a new intra-day high of 10,690.25 points.

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The Sensex hit an intraday high of 34,638.42 and a low of 34,342.16. This came even as TCS posted disappointing December quarter earnings. In an unprecedented move, Justice Chelameswar and three other senior judges today held a press conference on various issues relating to the apex court judiciary.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 per cent, following two straight sessions of decline.

Backed by ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries and HDFC, the 30-share BSE Sensex was up 88.90 points to end at 34,592.39 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 30.10 points, closing at 10,681.30. China reported trade data for December with exports moving up 10.9 per cent and imports rising 4.5 per cent.

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