Markets open higher, Sensex crosses 10,000-mark

April 2nd, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Indian equities markets opened in the green Thursday, with a key index trading about 3.44 percent higher its last closing figure to go past the psychologically important 10,000-mark.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened at 10,107.25 points, higher than its 9,901.99 point close Wednesday. About 10 minutes into trade, it was at 10,242.77 points, 3.44 percent or 340.78 points above its previous close.

The S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 3,163.8 points, 3.38 percent higher than its last close of 3,060.35.

The BSE midcap index was ruling 1.99 percent higher than its previous close, while the BSE smallcap index was up 1.63 percent.

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