Sensex crosses 17,000 mark for the first time after financial crisis

Mumbai, Sep 30 : The benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) climbed above 17,000 points on Wednesday for the first time since May 2008.

The BSE index rose to more than one percent in its early trade as investors betted on strong quarterly earnings.

The market continued with its upward march taking cues from peers in Asia and on hopes of revival in global and domestic economy.

The BSE Sensex was at intra-day high of 17026.31, up 173.40 points or 1.02 per cent. The index touched an intraday low of 16868.46.

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