May 29, 2017 / 7:39 AM / 2 months ago

Sensex, Nifty hit record closing highs; Reliance Communications falls

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A broker trades on his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, January 20, 2016.Shailesh Andrade/Files

REUTERS - India's benchmark BSE Sensex .BSESN edged higher to a record close for a third consecutive session as consumer goods stocks gained, but broader advances were capped by falls in companies that posted weak results such as Reliance Communications (RLCM.NS).

The BSE Sensex gained 0.26 percent to hit a record close of 31,109.28 points.

Meanwhile, the broader NSE Nifty .NSEI ended up 0.1 percent at an all-time closing high of 9,604.90 points, marking a second consecutive record close.

Reporting by Krishna V Kurup in Bengaluru; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri

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