BSE Sensex
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For the first time, the Sensex  touched its life-time high of 28,000 points in early morning trade on Wednesday, as per latest reports. 

The BSE Sensex crossed the record mark at 9.54 am on Wednesday, reaching up to 28,003.57 after it gained 144 points in early trade. The NSE index Nifty also rose to a new peak of 8363.65 points. 

At 10.30 a.m., the 30-share BSE index Sensex was trading at 27,988.96, and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was trading at 8,356.85. 

Sun Pharma, SBIN, HUL, Bajaj Auto and Axis Bank were the top five gainers, rising more than 1%, while the top five losers were SSLT, Coal India, Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel and Hindalco.

The realty index was the highest gainer, rising by by 1.4 per cent.

The economic reforms announced by the Modi government helped the Sensex breach the historic mark, some reports suggested. Falling crude oil prices also influenced trade sentiments. 

Brent crude prices hit a new low of $82 per barrel, its lowest point since October 2010.