Mumbai: The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Friday with the BSE Sensex gaining over 200 points, taking cues from the major Asian markets.

Healthy buying in the banking and finance stocks also lifted the domestic equity indices.

At 9.27 a.m., the Sensex traded at 37,958.97, higher by 204.08 points or 0.54 per cent from the previous close of 37,754.89 points.

It had opened 37,760.23 and has so far touched an intra-day high of 37,975.16 and a low of 37,760.23 points.

The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange traded at 11,401.85, higher by 58.60 points or 0.52 per cent from the previous close of 11,343.25 points.