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Sensex, Nifty mark record; rupee hits over 2-1/2 year high


By Krishna V Kurup(Reuters) - Indian shares hit record highs on Monday, as pre-budget cheer and optimism over corporate results offset lowered growth forecasts, with sentiment also boosted by broader Asian markets that advanced towards historic levels.The rupee, meanwhile, rose to as high as 63.2450 per dollar, its strongest level since April 2015, and was last at 63.3550, compared to its close of 63.3750 on Friday.The broader NSE Nifty was up 0.55 percent at 10,616.40 as of 0542 GMT, after earlier rising as much as 0.61 percent to hit a record high of 10,623.20. The benchmark BSE Sensex ...

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 12:10 IST