MUMBAI: The BSE Sensex on Thursday touched 36,491.33, up by 225.40 point. This 225.40 points surge is all-time high of 36,477. Nifty also crossed the 11,000-mark.
Amid unpredictability, the key Indian equity indices had settled flat on Wednesday tracking weak international signs. In the global markets, investor responses were weighed down by the ongoing tariff trade clashes between the US and China.
On a related note The Sensex was up by 26.31 points or 0.07 per cent at the Wednesday's closing. In the day's trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had crossed a surge of 36,362.30 points and a low of 36,169.70 points. The Nifty, too, was also marked hike of 70 points or 0.65 per cent.
Overnight, Nasdaq was down by 0.55 per cent at closing on Wednesday while FTSE 100 also closed in red, down by 1.30 per cent.
Following these hikes the rupee firmed up by 19 paise to 68.58 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday ahead of the release of major index of industrial production (IIP) and inflation data amid foreign capital inflows.
Forex dealers stated selling of the greenback by banks and exporters backed the rupee. However, dollar's strength against other currencies overseas, because of increasing US-China trade conflicts and strong US inflation data, received the gains.