Sensex hits record closing high; lenders gain

The broader NSE Nifty closed up 0.26 percent at 10,817.00, while the benchmark BSE Sensex ended 0.51 percent higher at 35,260.29. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Delhi, India Jan 18, 2018, 10.28 AM (IST)

Indian shares posted a record closing high on Thursday as a rally in global markets boosted sentiment, while banking stocks led gains on hopes that the government would raise the foreign investment ceiling in lenders.

The broader NSE Nifty closed up 0.26 per cent at 10,817.00, while the benchmark BSE Sensex ended 0.51 per cent higher at 35,260.29.