April 5, 2017 / 6:58 AM / 4 months ago

Indian shares post record closing high; auto, realty stocks surge

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A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. EUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

REUTERS - Indian shares clocked a record closing high on Wednesday helped by a rally in auto and realty stocks, while investors awaited a central bank policy meet due this week.

The Nifty ended 0.30 percent higher at 9,265.15. Earlier in the day the index hit 9273.9, its highest ever.

The benchmark Sensex closed up 0.21 percent at 29,974.24 after breaching the 30,000 mark earlier in the session for the first time since March 4, 2015.

Reporting by Arnab Paul in Bengaluru; Editing by Vyas Mohan

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