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Sensex hits record high; energy shares, banks lead


By Krishna V Kurup(Reuters) - India's benchmark BSE index touched an all-time high on Thursday, driven by gains in financial stocks such as HDFC Bank Ltd and energy shares including Reliance Industries Ltd as optimism around corporate earnings and stronger Asian shares boosted sentiment.The broader NSE Nifty rose 0.96 percent to 11053.30 as of 0604 GMT while the benchmark BSE Sensex was 0.93 percent higher at 36,605. The BSE index touched 36,612.60 in early trade, a record high, while the NSE index rose 1 percent to an over 5-month high of 11,060.55.Meanwhile, investors are awaiting May ...

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 12:14 IST