Market opens in green

April 21st, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by admin  


Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The Indian equities market opened with a positive gap Monday tracking strong Asian markets. The 30-share benchmark sensitive index of the Bombay Stock Exchange opened with a gain of 148.82 points at 16,611.41. The S&P Nifty of the National Stock Exchange opened at 4,955.90 with a marginal loss of three points compared to its previous close.

Asian markets were trading higher. Japan’s Nikkei rose 1.64 percent or 221.24 points at 13,697.69.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 2.35 percent or 568.92 points at 24,766.70. Taiwan’s Taiwan Weighted advanced 0.45 percent or 40.74 points at 9,115.08. Singapore’s Straits Times was up 2.40 percent or 75.05 points at 3,199.92. South Korea’s Seoul Composite added 1.69 percent or 29.95 points at 1,801.85.

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