Equity markets in the green before trust vote debate

July 21st, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Sensex

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Indian equity markets, which opened with a gain Monday, stayed in the green zone in early trade, though they did turn volatile. The 30-share benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Sensex, opened with a gain of 146.73 points at 13,782.13. Ten minutes into trading, it had fallen to 13,679.33, still with a gain of 43.93 points or 0.32 percent from its closing figure last Friday.

At the same time, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange was trading at 4,119.45 points with a gain of 27.20 points or 0.66 percent from its last close.

The market breadth was positive. On BSE, 472 shares advanced, 305 declined and 28 remained unchanged.

Reliance Communications, HDFC Bank and Mahindra and Mahindra were among the top gainers while Satyam Computer, Jaiprakash Associate, DLF Ltd were among the top losers at the initial trade.

Other Asian markets were also trading higher.

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