Key Indian Equity Indices Open Higher
MUMBAI: Taking cues from global markets the key Indian equity market indices opened higher on Thursday.
The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 27,140.41 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 27,171.66 points.
Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 27,206.76 points, up by 66.35 points, or 0.24 pct.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 8,380.65 points, was quoting at 8,389.95 points, up by 9.30 points or 0.11 pct.
Positive global cues, coupled with healthy third quarter (Q3) results pushed the Indian equities markets higher on Wednesday.
Besides, higher global crude oil prices and anticipation of sops to be announced during the Union Budget enhanced investors' risk-taking appetite.
The Sensex was up by 240.85 points or 0.90 pct at the Wednesday's closing. In the day's trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 27,174.87 points and a low of 26,978.44 points.
The Nifty, was up by 92.05 points or 1.11 pct.
On Thursday, Asian indices were showing a mixed trend after US President-elect Donald Trump held a press conference without giving economic policy details.
Japan's Nikkei 225 was trading in red, down 1.13 pct, Hang Seng down by 0.19 pct while South Korea's Kospi was also up by 0.12 pct. China's Shanghai Composite index was quoting in green, up by 0.19 pct.
On a positive note, Nasdaq closed in green, up by 0.21 pct and FTSE 100 was also up by 0.21 pct at the closing on Wednesday.
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