The Sensex closed at an all-time high Friday as it surpassed its recent election-day high even as other markets around the region awaited cues from the monthly U.S. jobs report due later today.
The Nikkei ended flat. The Shanghai Composite was down half a percent while the Hang Seng also declined 0.7%. The Sensex gained 1.5% to a new record as the new Indian government took a series of rapid steps and demonstrated solid intent towards fulfilling its poll promises. The All Ordinaries was up 0.4%.