Cement shares in demand
Key benchmarks extended gains and hit fresh intraday high in early afternoon trade. At 12:19 IST, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was up 414.06 points or 1.08% at 38,665.86. The Nifty 50 index was up 117.75 points or 1.02% at 11,674.85. Both Sensex and Nifty hit fresh all-time highs in early afternoon trade. The gains were supported by favourable global cues. Cement shares rose across the board.