Equity markets flat in early trade

December 19th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) A key index of the Indian equity markets opened lower Friday than its previous close but later rose to hover just above Thursday’s closing figures.The 30-share Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 10,001.33 points, lower than its previous closing figure of 10,076.43 points.

However, about 40 minutes into trading, the Sensex was ruling at 10,117.61 points, up 41.18 points or 0.41 percent from the previous close.

Around the same time, the broader-based 50-share S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 3,075.70 points, 0.48 percent more than its previous close of 3,060.75.

Broader market indices were also up with the midcap index 1.34 percent higher than Thursday’s close while the smallcap index rose 0.94 percent from its previous close.

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