January 18, 2018 / 5:46 AM / 6 months ago

Sensex hits record closing high; lenders gain

(Reuters) - Indian shares posted a record closing high on Thursday as a rally in global markets boosted sentiment, while banking stocks led gains on hopes that the government would raise the foreign investment ceiling in lenders.

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

The broader NSE Nifty closed up 0.26 percent at 10,817.00, while the benchmark BSE Sensex ended 0.51 percent higher at 35,260.29.

Reporting by Jessica Kuruthukulangara in Bengaluru; Editing by Vyas Mohan

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