* Rupee hits highest vs USD since Aug 2015 (Updates with quotes, details, background)
** Shares of Wipro Ltd rise as much as 3.68 pct to highest since April 10; among top pct gainers on NSE index
MUMBAI, April 26 India's benchmark BSE index rose as much as 0.4 percent to hit a record high on Wednesday, surpassing its previous milestone hit in March 2015, while the rupee hit a 20-month against the dollar.
** Shares of IDFC Bank Ltd rise as much as 6.5 pct to highest since Feb 23
April 25 India's NSE index ended above the 9,300 level for the first time on Tuesday, helped by a string of strong quarterly results including from Reliance Industries Ltd and positive global cues.
** Shares of Indian Bank jump as much 11.7 pct to a record high
April 25 India's NSE index hit a record high on Tuesday, while the rupee strengthened against the dollar as a string of strong quarterly results including from Reliance Industries Ltd and positive global cues boosted the sentiment.
** Shares of Biocon Ltd jump as much as 9.69 pct to a record high
** Shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd gain as much as 3.34 pct to a record high
All Indian Indices
|.BSESN||S&P BSE Sensex||5:39pm IST||30,133.35||+190.11||+0.63%|
|.BSEOIL||BSE Oil & Gas||5:39pm IST||14,417.08||-148.20||-1.02%|
|.BSEMET||BSE Metals||5:39pm IST||11,252.49||+53.09||+0.47%|
|.BSECG||BSE Capital Goods||5:39pm IST||17,863.57||-9.28||-0.05%|
|.BSEBANK||BSE Banking||5:39pm IST||25,208.03||+204.70||+0.82%|
|.BSEREAL||BSE Realty||5:39pm IST||1,944.87||-59.22||-2.95%|
|.BSEAUTO||BSE Auto||5:39pm IST||22,662.35||+226.91||+1.01%|
|.BSEPOWER||BSE Power||5:39pm IST||2,325.57||-17.95||-0.77%|
NEW DELHI India could prevent foreign firms monopolising the market for genetically modified (GM) seeds by allowing the sale of only locally developed varieties, a government think-tank has said, in a boost for transgenic mustard produced by a Delhi group.