BSE's banking share index ‘Bankex’ had surged 153.28 points, or 1.92%, to 8,143.76 in noon trades on anticipations that interest rates may diminish because of lower inflation.
The existing level is a record high for the Bankex. It also hit a low of 8,019.66 during the day. On 19 July 2006, the Bankex had touched a 52-week low of 4,032.39.
State Bank of India (SBI) boosted 3.21% to Rs 1580, ICICI Bank 1.64% to Rs 966.25, HDFC Bank 0.34% to Rs 1150, Bank of India 0.26% to Rs 228.20, Punjab National Bank (PNB) 2.55% to Rs 541.80.
On the other hand, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India and HDFC bank showed weightages of 40.36%, 17.12% and 13.83%, correspondingly, in the Bankex.