Markets rise at opening bell

March 19th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Indian equities markets opened in the green Thursday, with a key index ruling 0.87 percent higher than its last closing figure.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened at 9,023.04 points, higher than its 8,976.68 point close Wednesday. About 10 minutes into trade, it was at 9,064.92 points, 0.87 percent or 78.05 points above its previous close.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,810.75 points, 0.57 percent up from its last close of 2,794.7.

The BSE midcap index was ruling 1.05 percent higher than its previous close, while the BSE smallcap index was up 0.94 percent.

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