Markets start firmly at opening bell

January 7th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) Indian equities markets opened higher Wednesday, rising firmly in the opening minutes with a key index gaining more than a percent over its close Tuesday.About 15 minutes into trading, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was at 10,453.91 points, a rise of 117.98 points or 1.14 percent from its previous close of 10,335.93 points. It had opened at 10,424.96.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 3,138.65 points at the same time, about 0.82 percent higher than Tuesday’s close.

Other market indices like the BSE midcap and small cap indices were also trading higher than Tuesday’s close.

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