India’s stock benchmarks closed at record on Friday aided by gains in energy, oil & gas and metal stocks.
The S&P BSE Sensex gained 0.48% to a 58,129.95, highest ever close. The 30-stock index rose to a record 58,194.79 in intraday trade. This is the first time Sensex has crossed 58,000 mark. The NSE Nifty 50 advanced by similar magnitude to 17,323.60. The 50-stock index hit a record 17,340.10 in intraday trade. Reliance Industries Ltd. contributed the most to the index gain and had the largest move, increasing 4.1%.