Indian stock,debt and currency markets are closed on Monday for a public holiday. Trading will resume on Tuesday.
The first trading session of Samvat 2070 year ended on a positive note on Sunday with the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty settling at new all-time closing high of 21,239.36 and 6,317.35 respectively,extending gains for the fifth straight session.
Buying was mainly seen across-the-board as 12 out of BSE 13 sectoral indices closed in the green locking gains of between 0.1 per cent and 0.78 per cent. The BSE Bankex,however,ended with a fall of 0.12 per cent.
The Bombay Stock Exchange 30-share barometer resumed strong at 21,278.08. It hit a new intra-day record high of 21,321.53,before paring some gains to settle at an historic closing high of 21,239.36 — a rise of 42.55 points.
The 50-share Nifty of the NSE also recorded its an all-time closing high of 6,317.35,surpassing its previous closing high of 6,312.45 registered on November 5,2010.
The Nifty,however,failed to cross its an all-time intra-day high of 6,357.10 logged on January 1,2008. On Sunday,it touched a high of 6,342.95.
The BSE Sensex rose 0.2 per cent on Friday,after earlier hitting a record high of 21,293.88 points,which surpassed the previous record set on January 10,2008. The broader Nifty rose 0.1 per cent.
The benchmark 10-year bond yield closed 8 basis points higher at 8.70 per cent,while the partially convertible rupee closed at 61.74/75 per dollar compared with 61.50/51 on Thursday.