NSE Nifty rises to 2014 high as foreign investors spark rally, ICICI Bank leads

Written by Reuters | Mumbai | Updated: Mar 7 2014, 00:12am hrs
Market todayOverseas investors bought Indian shares worth $119.46 million on Wednesday.
The broader Nifty rose as much as 0.55 percent to its highest level this year as continued strong buying by foreign investor is sparking a rally in blue chips such as ICICI Bank.

The Nifty index was up 0.41 per cent at 11.25 a.m., after earlier hitting a yearly high at 6,363.95 points.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex gained 0.39 percent.

Overseas investors bought Indian shares worth $119.46 million on Wednesday, extending their buying streak to a 14th consecutive day for a net of about $900 million, provisional exchange data showed.

Among blue chip stocks, Reliance Industries (RIL) rose 0.81 percent, while ICICI Bank gained 0.6 percent.