Markets open higher, Sensex crosses 10,000

January 5th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Indian equities markets opened higher Monday, with a key index moving past the psychologically important 10,000-mark after gaining 1.51 percent over its previous close.About 15 minutes into trading, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was at 10,108.56 points, a rise of 150.34 points or 1.51 percent from its previous close of 9,958.22 points. It had opened at 10,109.67.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also ruling higher at 3,086.9 points, about 1.32 percent higher than Friday’s close.

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

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