Sensex closes above 30,000 for first time ever; Rupee at 20-month high

New Delhi, April 26
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 broader NSE Nifty gained 0.49 percent to end at a record closing high of 9,351.85. The index hit an intraday high of 9,367, surpassing Tuesday`s high.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.

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