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Sensex scales new peak of 14,963.26

The 30-share index touches 14,963.26, a few points away from 15,000, on firm global cues amid sustained buying by foreign funds.
PTI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2007 01:45 PM IST

The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex on Thursday touched a new peak of 14,963.26, a few points away from the 15,000 mark, on firm global cues amid sustained buying by foreign funds.

Jul 25, 1990: touched the 4-digit figure for the first time and closed at 1,001

Jan 15, 1992: crossed 2,000-mark, closed at 2,020

Feb 29, 1992: surged past 3000 mark

Mar 30, 1992: crossed 4,000-mark, closed at 4,091

Oct 11, 1999: crossed 5,000-mark

Feb 11, 2000: crossed 6,000-mark, hit new high of 6,006

June 21, 2005: crossed 7,000 pts for the first time

Sep 8, 2005: crossed 8000 level

Dec 9, 2005: touched 9000.32 in mid-session

Feb 7, 2006: touched 10,003 pts in mid-session, closed above 10K

Mar 27, 2006: crossed 11,000, touched 11,001 pts

Apr 20, 2006: crossed 12,000, touched 12,004 pts

Oct 30, 2006: crossed 13,000 and closed at 13,024.26.

Dec 5, 2006: crossed 14,000, touched 14028 in early trade

The BSE 30-share barometer index opened strong at 14,932.53 and rallied further to 14,963.26, a net rise of 83.02 points over yesterday's close of 14,880.24.

Similarly, the broad-based S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also logged a new high of 4,370.65 as against previous close of 4,359.30, up by 11.35 points.

Apart from China, most of the Asian markets showed firm trend early this morning.

The bulls are now eyeing the 15,000-level as the next milestone, while betting on good first quarter results, brokers said.

Banking and capital goods shares continued to attract good buying support and showed marked to moderate gains.

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