NSE Nifty index marks record high, tracks higher global shares

Written by Reuters | Updated: Aug 22 2014, 16:51pm hrs
India's NSE Nifty index rises as much as 0.43 percent to a record high of 7,924.90.

That marks its fourth record high this week, surpassing the previous all-time high on Wednesday

Blue-chips gain: Infosys Ltd gains 1.1 percent, while ICICI Bank is up 0.4 percent

Asian shares rise in early trading after upbeat U.S. data sparked a record close on Wall Street

Also, overseas investors bought shares worth 4.13 billion rupees ($68.07 million) on Thursday, provisional data shows

Foreign funds bought debt worth $2.65 billion in a single session on Wednesday, regulatory data shows.