Markets surge into green at opening bell

March 18th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Indian equities markets surged at the opening bell Wednesday, with a key index ruling 1.8 percent higher than its last losing figure.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened at 8,956.3 points, higher than its 8,863.82 point close Tuesday. About 15 minutes into trade, it was above the psychologically important 9,000 mark, at 9,022.98 points, 1.8 percent or 159.16 points higher than its previous close.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,800.2 points, 1.55 percent up from its last close of 2,757.45.

The BSE midcap index was ruling 1.91 percent higher than its previous close, while the BSE smallcap index was also up 1.59 percent.

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