Market opens with a positive gap

April 23rd, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The Indian equities market opened in green Wednesday tracking strong Asian cues. The 30-share benchmark sensitive index of the Bombay Stock Exchange opened with a gain of 54.79 points at 16,823.99. The S&P Nifty of the National Stock Exchange opened at 5,044.35 points with a marginal loss of five points compared to its previous close.

Asian markets were trading firm. Japan’s Nikkei gained 0.69 percent or 92.83 points at 13,640.65. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.58 percent or 145.86 points at 25,085.01. Singapore’s Straits Times advanced 0.44 percent or 14.03 points at 3,201.26. South Korea’s Seoul Composite added 0.94 percent or 16.72 points at 1,804.21. Taiwan’s Taiwan Weighted was flat at 9,037.25.

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