Indian equities market opens in the red

April 9th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Sensex

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The Indian equities market opened Wednesday with a negative gap tracking mixed cues from other Asian markets. The 30-share benchmark sensitive index of the Bombay Stock Exchange, the Sensex, opened with a loss of 74.02 points at 15,512.70.

The S&P Nifty of the National Stock Exchange opened at 4,707.05 points with a loss of 2.60 from its previous close.

Other Asian markets were trading mixed. Japan’s Nikkei was down 0.04 percent or 5.15 points at 13,245.28. South Korea’s Seoul Composite fell 1.06 percent or 18.85 points at 1,754.71.

However, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.33 percent or 80.45 points at 24,392.14. Taiwan’s Taiwan Weighted rose 1 percent or 86.46 points at 8,759.31. Singapore’s Straits Times advanced 0.31 percent or 9.85 points to 3,140.27.

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