Sensex, Nifty hit record highs in early trade, auto stocks gain

WION Web Team
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Published: Aug 21, 2018, 10:02 AM(IST)

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Equity benchmark indices opened at record highs on Tuesday, tracking positive cues in the international markets.

While the Sensex hit an all-time high of 38,402 rising 124 points from yesterday's close, the Nifty rose 30 points to a new peak of 11,581 after climbing 30 points from its previous close. The BSE midcap and small-cap indices were trading 0.40% and 0.26% higher, respectively.

At 9.21 am, the BSE Sensex was trading 27.19 points or 0.07% higher at 38,305.94, whereas the broader NSE Nifty was up 16.85 points or 0.15% to 11,568.60.

The rupee too opened higher by 17 paise at 69.65 today compared to Monday's close of 69.82 level to the dollar.

(With inputs from agencies)

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