Equity markets rise at opening bell

December 30th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) Indian equity markets rose soon after the opening bell with a key index gaining by 0.73 percent about 15 minutes into trade.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened the day at 9,625.13 points against Monday’s close at 9,533.52 points and was at 9,603.11 points about 15 minutes into trading, 0.73 percent higher than its previous close.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader S&P CNX Nifty index followed the Sensex, rising 0.68 percent from its previous closing figure to be around 2,942.05 points at the same time.

The midcap and smallcap indices of the BSE also gained soon after opening.

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