Indian equities market opens with an upswing

April 11th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Sensex

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) The Indian equities market opened Friday with a positive gap tracking strong markets elsewhere in Asia. The 30-share benchmark sensitive index of Bombay Stock Exchange, the Sensex, opened with a gain of 170.13 points at 15,840.56.

The S&P Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange opened at 4,734.35 points with a marginal gain from its close Thursday.

Other Asian markets were trading higher. Japan’s Nikkei rose 2.11 percent or 272.98 points to 13,218.28. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.73 percent or 177.14 points to 24,364.24. Taiwan’s Taiwan Weighted advanced 0.57 percent or 50.26 points to 8,879.66. Singapore’s Straits Times was up 0.82 percent or 25.19 points to 3,089.79. South Korea’s Seoul Composite added 0.03 percent or 0.59 points to 1,765.23.

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