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Reliance Industries on Monday became the first Indian firm to hit a market valuation of $150 billion helped by a continuous rally in its share price.

In morning trade, the company’s market valuation jumped Rs 282.49 billion to Rs 11.43 trillion ($150 billion) on the BSE.

The heavyweight stock surged 2.53 per cent to a record high of Rs 1,804.10 on the BSE.

On the NSE, it rose by 2.54 per cent to an all-time high of Rs 1,804.20.

Reliance Industries on Friday became the first Indian company to cross the Rs 11 trillion market valuation mark.

Its market valuation crossed Rs 11 lakh crore in the previous session as its share price rallying over 6 per cent after chairman Mukesh Ambani announced that his oil-to-telecom conglomerate had become net debt-free.

Ambani announced that Reliance Industries had become net debt-free after raising a record Rs 1.69 trillion from global investors and a rights issue in under two months.

Reliance Industries raised Rs 1.15 trillion from global tech investors by selling a little less than a quarter of the firm’s digital arm, Jio Platforms, and another Rs 531.24 billion through a rights issue in the past 58 days.

Taken together with last year’s sale of 49 per cent stake in fuel retailing venture to BP of UK for Rs 70 billion, the total fund raised is in excess of Rs 1.75 trillion, the company said.

Reliance Industries had a net debt of Rs 1.61 trillion as on March 31, 2020.

“With these investments, RIL has become net debt-free,” it said.

So far this year, the company’s stock has gained over 19 per cent.

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