Global cues lift equity indices to new highs

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Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Positive global cues and healthy buying in banking, IT and capital goods stocks pushed the Indian equity markets to provisionally close at fresh highs on Monday.

At 3.30 p.m., the wider Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed the day’s trade at 9,763.05 points — higher by 97.25 points, or 1.01 per cent.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 31,510.62 points, provisionally closed at 31,715.64 points — up 355.01 points, or 1.13 per cent, from its previous close at 31,360.63 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 31,768.39 points — a new record — and a low of 31,471.41 points during the intra-day trade.

The BSE market breadth was bullish — with 1,550 advances and 1,096 declines.

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