Sensex closes above 30,000 for first time ever; Rupee at 20-month high
The benchmark BSE Sensex closed up 0.63 percent at a record closing high of 30,133.35.
New Delhi: The benchmark BSE Sensex ended at a record closing highs on Wednesday, buoyed by solid company results and higher global markets.
The benchmark BSE Sensex closed up 0.63 percent at a record closing high of 30,133.35. The index hit an all-time high of 30,167.09 earlier in the session, surpassing a record last hit in March 2015.
The NSE Nifty touched its new record high level of 9,367 points.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed the day`s trade higher by 45.25 points or 0.49 per cent to touch 9,351.85 points, its new closing high.
The Sensex touched a high of 30,167.09 points and a low of 29,968.57 points during the intra-day trade.
Meanwhile, the rupee strengthened to as much as 63.93 per dollar, its highest since August 2015, compared to its close of 64.2650 on Tuesday, although bonds fell with the benchmark 10-year bond yield up 2 basis points to 6.95 percent.