India’s biggest stock market index, the Sensex, hit a fresh record as the country’s biggest benchmark index, which has been losing ground, hit new intraday highs on Friday.
The Sensex rose by 1.5% to 4,611.72 points, while the Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.5%, to 3,093.75 points.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.3%, to 23,858.63.
The Nasdaq Composite index of major stock markets climbed 0.7%, to 489.35.
The Nikkeis and S&P 500 indexes rose by 0.9% and 0.6%, respectively.
The BSE Sensex index of smaller equities also added 0.3% to 2,876.35 points, a fresh intradeal high.
The S&P 500 index of leading companies added 1.1%, to 2.27, while Nasdaq added 0% to 3.21.
The MSCI All-Country World Index, a broad measure of global stock market sentiment, climbed 0% after falling for two straight sessions earlier.
The index, however, was slightly lower than the previous week’s record high.