Domestic stock markets soared to new peaks on Friday, after the Reserve Bank of India left key lending rates unchanged as expected but raised its forecast for the country's GDP. The S&P BSE Sensex index jumped 391.14 points - or 0.88 per cent - to touch an all-time high of 45,023.79, whereas whereas the broader NSE Nifty 50 benchmark surged to a record 13,248.75, adding 114.85 points - or 0.87 per cent - to its previous close. A surge in global share markets on optimism on a fast recovery from the coronavirus-caused slowdown supported investor sentiment.
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The Sensex ended 446.90 points - or 1.00 per cent - higher at 45,079.55 and the Nifty rose 124.65 points - or 0.95 per cent - to settle at 13,258.55. (