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Nifty ends at an all-time high of 9,173, Sensex up 116 points on GST push

PTI Mumbai 30 Mar 2017, 18:08:23 IST

Benchmark Nifty closed at an all-time high of 9,173.75 while the Sensex rose for the third straight session today on optimism surrounding the GST amid expiry of derivatives contracts.

The broad-based NSE Nifty edged higher by 29.95 points, or 0.33 per cent higher to a record closing of 9,173.75 after hovering between 9,183.15 and 9,136.35. This is Nifty's highest closing since March 17, when it had ended at 9,160.05.

The 30-share Sensex, after touching the day's high of 29,684.54, succumbed to profit-booking and hit a low of 29,521.65 before settling 115.99 points, or 0.39 per cent higher at 29,647.42. 

The gauge had gained 294.28 points in the previous two sessions.

The Lok Sabha yesterday cleared four GST legislations to pave the way for the rollout of the new indirect tax regime from July 1, boosting market sentiment.