January 5, 2018 / 7:25 AM / 15 days ago

Sensex, Nifty hit record closing highs; up in first week of 2018

(Reuters) - Indian shares marked record closing highs on Friday, posting their fifth consecutive weekly gain, as financials and metal stocks rose tracking global markets on strong economic data.

The benchmark BSE Sensex closed up 0.54 percent at 34,153.85, while the broader NSE Nifty ended 0.51 percent higher at 10,558.85.

Both indexes gained nearly 0.3 percent on week.

Reporting by Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath

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