Sensex crosses 52,000 mark for the first time

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Mumbai: Indian markets have continued their dream run as the S&P BSE Sensex crossed the 52,000 mark for the first time after gaining 500 points. On the other hand, NSE Nifty is at around 15,300 mark, gaining 132 points in the early trade.

The indices opened today at fresh record highs buoyed by global cues. At 09:15 IST Monday, the BSE  Sensex was up 407.86 points or 0.79% at 51,952.16, and NSE the Nifty was up 121.10 points or 0.80% at 15,284.40. About 1086 shares have advanced, 367 shares declined, and 75 shares are unchanged.

The Sensex had crossed the 50,000 mark on January 21. The index took about four months to climb from 40,000 points to 52,000 points.

The Indian Rupee strengthened by 14 paisa to 72.61 per US Dollar on the opening trade  Monday on  the back of positive macroeconomic data.

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