The 50-share NSE Nifty too scaled a new high of 6,728.85 by surging 32.95 points, or 0.49 percent. The 30-share Sensex rose by 124.89 points, or 0.55 percent, to trade at an all-time high of 22,464.86, surpassing its previous intra-day record high of 22,363.97 reached on
March 28.
Brokers said sustained capital inflows by foreign funds at the domestic bourses and widespread buying by retail investors on expectations that the RBI will keep interest rates on hold in its policy review on Tuesday, helped the key indices to continue their record-setting spree.
Further, a firming trend in other Asian markets also buoyed the trading sentiments here, they said.
Sectorally, the BSE power sector index gained the most, rising 1.25 percent, followed by Oil and Gas index (0.93 percent), PSU index (0.81 percent) and Auto index (0.73 percent).
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.81 percent while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.98 percent in early trade on Monday.


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