Markets soar at opening bell

March 12th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Indian equities markets resumed trade in the green Thursday after a two-day break, with a key index ruling 2.32 percent higher than its last closing figure.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened at 8,274.78 points, higher than its 8,160.40 point close Monday. About 10 minutes into trade, it was at 8,349.67 points, 2.32 percent or 189.27 points higher than its previous close.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,619.15 points, 1.79 percent up from its last close of 2,573.15.

The BSE midcap index was 1.21 percent higher than its previous close, while the BSE smallcap index was also up 1.2 percent.

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