23/01/2015 11:44 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

BSE Sensex Climbs 383 Points, Extends Record-Breaking Spree On Global Cues

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MUMBAI, INDIA - MAY 13: Stock traders rejoice the as Sensex rose to a third consecutive record high at Bombay stock exchange on May 13, 2014 in Mumbai, India. The Sensex hit a record high of 24,068.94, surpassing the psychologically important 24,000 mark for the first time in its history surging after exit polls showed the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies winning a majority in the elections. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Extending their bull run for the seventh straight session, the BSE Sensex scaled another peak of 29,389.18 and the NSE Nifty breached the 8,800-mark for the first time in opening trade, driven by positive global cues triggered by European Central Bank's stimulus measures.

The benchmark BSE Sensex climbed 383.16 points, or 1.32 per cent, to trade at a new high of 29,389.18, breaking its previous record of 29,060.41 (intra-day) touched in yesterday's trade.

The benchmark index had gained 1,659.20 points in the previous six sessions.

The National Stock Exchange index Nifty breached the landmark 8,800-mark for the first time to hit a new peak of 8,862.75 by gaining 101.35 points, or 1.16 per cent. It surpassed previous intra-day high of 8,774.15 touched yesterday.

Brokers said apart from strong capital inflows, rally on the global markets following the European Central Bank's (ECB) announcement of a bigger-than-expected stimulus programme to kickstart the eurozone economy boosted sentiments.

The ECB said yesterday it would buy 60 billion euros a month of private and public bonds from March until September 2016.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up by 1.37 per cent, while Japan's Nikkei rose 1.11 per cent in early trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.48 per cent higher in yesterday's trade.