Positive global cues, along with healthy macro-economic data and expectation of a normal monsoon, lifted the Indian equity markets to record closing as well as intra-day highs on Tuesday.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), which crossed the 9,500-mark for the first time during the mid-afternoon trade session, provisionally closed at a new high of 9,512.25 points -- up 66.85 points or 0.71 per cent.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE gained by 260.48 points or 0.86 per cent, to provisionally close at 30,582.60 points -- a new closing high.
According to market observers, healthy buying was witnessed in automobile, banking and IT stocks.
On May 15, the NSE Nifty rose by 44.95 points or 0.48 per cent to a new closing high of 9,445.85 points. The Sensex closed at a new high of 30,322.12 points -- up 133.97 points or 0.44 per cent.
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