Sensex, Nifty Hit All-Time High Amid Global Optimism

Mumbai: Indian equity benchmarks surged to new record highs on Thursday, buoyed by positive global cues. In early trading, the Sensex and Nifty hit unprecedented levels of 80,374 and 24,400 respectively. As of 9:50 a.m., the Sensex stood at 80,361, up 370 points or 0.46%, while the Nifty rose 101 points or 0.42% to 24,392.

Sector-wise, Auto, IT, Metal, Realty, Energy, and Infra sectors led gains, while Pharma and Healthcare lagged behind. Top gainers included Tata Motors, ICICI Bank, M&M, Infosys, HCL Tech, and TCS. Conversely, HDFC Bank, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, ITC, and Power Grid were among the top losers.

Internationally, markets in Seoul, Tokyo, Jakarta, and Bangkok were positive, while Shanghai and Hong Kong experienced declines. US markets closed mixed on Wednesday.

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