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Market close: Sensex at 54,492.84 up by 123.07 and Nifty at 16,294.60

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After scaling its lifetime peak of 54,717.24 during the day, the 30-share index settled 123.07 points or 0.23 per cent higher at its record high of 54,492.84.

On the sectoral front, Nifty PSU bank index shed 2 percent, while metal index rose 1 percent, and IT index was up 0.7 percent. The midcap index ended flat, while smallcap index fell 0.4 percent.

Bharti Airtel, Eicher Motors, ITC, Tech Mahindra and Tata Steel were the top Nifty gainers. SBI, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance and Bajaj Finserv were among the top losers.

On the other hand, SBI, IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance and ICICI Bank were among the laggards.

Indian rupee ended flat at 74.17 per dollar, amid buying saw in the domestic equity market. It opened flat at 74.16 per dollar against previous close of 74.18 and traded in the range of 74.14-74.18.

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