Markets shoot up at opening bell

March 13th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Indian equities markets rocketed into the green Friday, with a key index ruling 2.72 percent higher than its last closing figure.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened at 8,480.74 points, higher than its 8,343.75 point close Thursday. About 15 minutes into trade, it was at 8,570.50 points, 2.72 percent or 266.75 points higher than its previous close.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,676.5 points, 2.26 percent up from its last close of 2,617.45.

The BSE midcap index was 1.97 percent higher than its previous close, while the BSE smallcap index was also up 1.43 percent.

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