Sensex breaches 52,000 mark

Mumbai, 15/2 (AO Bureau): In a major boost, the Indian share market jumps to a record high  as Sensex touched 52,000 points on Monday. The NSE Nifty 50 index was 0.84% higher at 15,290.85 by 9:25 am, while the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.94% at 52,029.80. Both indexes hit record highs in early trading.

Thirteen of 14 sectoral indexes were higher, with banks leading the gains. HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank were among the biggest boosts to the Nifty 50.

Other Asian stocks also hit record highs on Monday as successful coronavirus vaccine rollouts globally boosted risk sentiment.

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