India's benchmark indexes opened at fresh record highs for the third consecutive session on Wednesday, led by energy stocks on moderating crude prices, while the global market rally eased ahead of key U.S. data.

The NSE Nifty 50 index rose as much as 0.49% to 20,956.55 points, while the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.46% at an all-time high of 69,614.04 as of 9:17 a.m. IST.


(Reporting by Bharath Rajeswaran in Bengaluru; Editing by Dhanya Ann Thoppil)