Markets rise with opening bell

January 14th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian equities markets opened higher Wednesday and rose firmly in the opening minutes, with a key index gaining 1.92 percent over its close Tuesday.About 15 minutes into trading, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was at 9,245.16 points, a rise of 173.8 points or 1.92 percent from its previous close of 9,071.36 points. It had opened at 9,207.52.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,790.45 points at the same time, 1.66 percent higher than Tuesday’s close of 2,744.95.

The BSE midcap and small cap indices were also trading higher than Tuesday’s close.

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