Indian equities markets trading listless

June 22nd, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Indian equities markets were trading dull in the morning session Wednesday with a benchmark index and broader indices ruling flat.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,659.37 points, was ruling at 17,572.39 points, up 12.09 points or 0.07 percent from its previous close at 17,560.3 points.

The 50-scrip S&P; CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange also nudged up to 5,285.15 points, up 0.18 percent.

Broader markets were trading flat.

The market breadth was negative, with 1,067 stocks advancing, 1,209 on the decline and 106 remaining unchanged.

Among gainers on the Sensex were Sterlite, M&M;, Cipla and Tata Power, while losers included Jindal Steel, TCS, Jaiprakash Associates and Bharti Airtel.

Asian markets rose after Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou won a confidence vote taking him a step closer to push through austerity measures in the debt-ridden country for securing further financial aid from other major Euro economies.

The Nikkei of the Japanese stock exchange was trading 1.91 percent higher at 9,640.59 points, while the Hang Seng of the Hong Kong stock exchange was trading 0.33 percent up at 21,922.69 points.

However, the Chinese Shanghai composite index moved down 0.29 percent to trade at 2,638.77 points.

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