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Indian markets touch new high


Mumbai : The bulls have taken charge at India’s financial markets, with the benchmark index hitting another record high Thursday in early trade at 21,206.77 points.

The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange opened at 20,930.28 points, against the previous day’s close of 20,869.78.

It soon scaled a new peak on the back of high buying interest in banking stocks, which rose by over 2.5 percent.

The broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was also up at 6,292.30 points, up 0.54 percent against the previous close of 6,272.00 points.