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Sensex Surges Past 26,000 Points As Dow Nears Record Levels; Nifty At 2016 High


Benchmark indices surged for another session in trade, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained ground, nearing record levels.

The Dow Jones hit the highest level since July, pushing Asian Indices higher with the Japanese Nikkei surging 2.65 per cent, while the Hang Sang was up nearly 2 per cent in trade.

The Dow Jones is now just 2 per cent, below record highs.

Sensex Surges Past 26,000 Points As Dow Nears Record Levels; Nifty At 2016 High
The Sensex was trading with gains of 216 points, while the Nifty hit a new 2016 high and was up 62 points in trade.

The rally was led by banks, with ICICI Bank surging a huge 5 per cent, while other banking stocks like State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank and State Bank of India were the other gainers in trade.

Shares in IT stocks were the worst hit, following a dismal set of results by Wipro. The index was down 1 per cent, while Wipro fell 6 per cent, following numbers that did not match expectations.

Tata Consultancy and Infosys were the other stocks that were trading lower. Mid cap stocks saw good buying interest with PSU banking stocks leading the gainers led by Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank.

Meanwhile, most Asian markets were trading higher, while the rupee was trading at 66.33 to the US dollar.

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Story first published: Thursday, April 21, 2016, 9:52 [IST]
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