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MUMBAI May 9 Indian shares hit a record high on Friday, posting their biggest daily gains since September on hopes the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party would win a majority in elections set to conclude next week, sending blue-chips such as ICICI Bank sharply higher.
The benchmark BSE index rose as much as 3.15 percent to a record high at 23,048.49, surpassing its previous high of 22,939.31 hit on April 25. It ended up a provisional 2.9 percent.
The broader NSE index rose as much as 3.18 percent to as high as 6,871.35, surpassing its previous all-time high at 6,869.85 on April 25. It rose 2.99 percent.
Both indexes posted their biggest single-day gains since Sept. 19, 2013.
Banking stocks gained the most with the NSE banking sub-index gaining 5.5 percent to hit a record high at 13,814.25. ICICI Bank surged 7.2 percent. (Reporting by Indulal PM; Editing by Anand Basu)
(Adds details on mutual funds and ETFs, analyst quotes, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, March 23 Investors eased off from "Trump trade" bets during the latest week, snatching the most money from bank sector funds in more than a year and stockpiling bonds, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on Thursday. U.S.-based taxable bond funds absorbed $8.3 billion in cash during the week ended March 22, the most in eight months, while investors withdrew $1.3 billi