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Sensex opens strong, up 142 pts

Tracking global trend, the benchmark index touches new peak of 14,409.59 points on the back of all-round buying.Track Sensex LIVE

india Updated: Feb 02, 2007 12:24 IST

Tracking strong global trend, the stock markets on Friday rallied further with both benchmark indices—the Sensex and the Nifty —touching new peaks of 14,409.59 and 4,181.25 respectively in early trade on the back of all-round buying support from investors.

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) 30-share sensitive index, Sensex, opened firm and surged to an all-time intra-day high of 14,409.59 at 10.15 am, an increase of 142.41 points over Thursday's close of 14,267.18.

Similarly, National Stock Exchange (NSE)index, the Nifty, scaled a new trading peak of 4,181.25, registering a gain of 44.05 points over the previous close of 4,137.20.

Asian markets exhibited buoyant trend during early trade in the morning, boosting the sentiment.

Out of the 30 index-based counters, 28 recorded smart gains in the initial 15 minutes of trading on heavy buying support from operators as well as institutional investors.

First Published: Feb 02, 2007 11:01 IST