MARKETS LIVE: Sensex, Nifty at all-time high ahead of Economic Survey

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Benchmark indices were trading higher as investors cheer ahead of the Economic Survey today, the first day of the crucial Budget session of Parliament.

The last full Budget session of the 16th Lok Sabha will begin with President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha — his first after being elected to the office.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table the Economic Survey for 2017-18, days ahead of the fifth and final full Budget of the current term of the Narendra Modi government on Thursday

Globally, Asian shares looked to extend their recent bull run on Monday amid upbeat corporate earnings and strong global economic growth, while more rumblings from the White House about “unfair” trade practices kept the U.S. dollar on the defensive..business-standard