up 105 points
(Reuters) BSE Sensex rose on Wednesday to mark a record close as telecom firms such as Bharti Airtel surged on better-than-expected operating performance, while continued strong foreign flows also boosted sentiment. Bharti Airtel Ltd soared 5.3 per cent while Tata Communications Ltd jumped 10.1 per cent.
Foreign investors continued to buy local shares, remaining net buyers for a 18th consecutive session on Tuesday. Exchange data showed a net purchase of 11.03 billion rupees ($179.67 million) on Tuesday, bringing the total to nearly 150 billion rupees during the period.
The benchmark index provisionally rose 0.44 percent to end at 21,021.90, a record closing high and not far from an all-time high of 21,206.77 hit on Jan. 10, 2008.
The broader NSE Nifty ended up 0.5 percent, marking its second consecutive day of gains.