Market Closing : European bourses opened slightly lower on Wednesday as investors focused on earnings, monetary policy and a tax announcement in the US.
Equity benchmarks continued to run up for third consecutive session Wednesday, with the Sensex closing above the 30000 mark for the first time ever, backed by banking & financials, auto and FMCG stocks.
The Nifty also ended at record closing high ahead of expiry of April futures & options contracts due Thursday, up 45.25 points at 9,351.85.
The Sensex rallied 190.11 points to 30,133.35 but the broader markets saw profit booking. About two shares declined for every share rising on the BSE.