India’s Sensex Climbs to Record for Fifth Day as Larsen Advances

Benchmark S&P BSE Sensex +0.2% at 29,340.25. * CNX Nifty 0.1%; BSE100 Index little changed * BSE 100 gainers: Cipla +2.3%, Tata Motors +2.1%, Shriram Transport +1.7%, Bharat Heavy +1.6%, Bharat Forge +1.6%, ITC +1.5% * Decliners: Infosys -3.1%, Hindalco -2.9%, Cairn India -1.9%, Dr Reddy’s -1.4%, HCL Technologies -1.4% * Best performing groups: capital goods +1.5%, fast-moving consumers goods +0.8%; worst: software -1.3%, metals -1.1% * BSE Midcap Index +0.2%, Small-Cap Index +0.4% * BSE 500 gainers: Bharat Electronics +8.6%, Max India +5.3%, Sun Pharma Advanced +4.3%, Astra Microwave +4.1%, IIFL +4% * Decliners: Raymond -5.9%, Hitachi Home -5.6%, PMC Fincorp -4.9%, Rasoya Proteins -4.0%, Tilak Finance -3.5% * Foreigners bought net $107m of Indian equities Jan. 22, taking this year’s purchases to $890m * Sensex YTD +7% * MSCI Asia Pacific Index +0.5% * NOTE: India’s Nifty futures gain as Obama pledges trade, energy deals

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