BENGALURU, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Indian shares hit a record high on Monday as Reliance Industries and financial stocks gained, while investor sentiment remained upbeat globally due to U.S. President Donald Trump approving a $2.3 trillion stimulus package he had been threatening to veto.
The NSE Nifty 50 index was up 0.7% at 13,844.75 by 0347 GMT, while the S&P BSE Sensex was 0.71% higher at 47,307.78. Both indexes hit record highs.
Broader Asian shares rose at the start of the final trading week of 2020 as a source said Donald Trump signed into law a pandemic aid and spending package, averting a partial federal government shutdown in the United States.
In Mumbai, all the main Nifty sub-indexes were up in early trade.
HDFC Bank and Reliance Industries were the top two boosts to the Nifty 50.
The Nifty PSU banking index, which tracks India’s state-owned lenders, rose more than 1% led by a 2% rise in Central Bank of India.
Shares of India’s most valuable company, Reliance Industries, gained 1.1%. Reliance said it would buy out IMG Worldwide LLC from its sports management joint venture for about $7 million.
$1 = 73.5560 Indian rupees Reporting by Chandini Monnappa in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi