Key Indian equity market indices open in green

Mumbai: Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 36,321.29 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 36,413.60 points.

Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 36,453.62 points, up by 132.33 points, or 0.36 percent.

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At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 10,890.30 points on Wednesday, was quoting at 10,923.15 points, up by 32.85 points or 0.30 percent.

Broadly negative global cues, especially owing to the political uncertainty in the UK on Brexit, along with a sustained weakness in the Indian currency, subdued the Indian equity market on Wednesday with both indices ending flat.

The Sensex was up by 2.96 points or 0.01 percent at the Wednesday’s closing. In the day’s trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 36,462.03 points and a low of 36,278.61 points. The Nifty too was up by 3.50 points or 0.03 percent.

On Thursday, Asian indices were mostly showing a positive trend though Japan’s Nikkei 225 was quoting in red, down by 0.05 percent. Hang Seng was up by 0.35 percent while South Korea’s Kospi was also up by 0.20 percent. China’s Shanghai Composite index was trading in the green, up by 0.14 percent.

Overnight, Nasdaq closed in green, up by 0.15 percent while FTSE 100 was down by 0.47 percent at the closing on Wednesday.


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