Key Indian equity market indices open in green

Mumbai: Taking cues from global markets the key Indian equity market indices opened in positive note on Thursday.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 27,984.37 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 28031.57 and minutes into trading, it was trading at 28,087.72 points, up 103.35 points, or 0.37 per cent.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 8,659.10 points, was quoting at 8,696.25 points, up 37.15 points or 0.43 per cent.

On Wednesday, profit booking, negative global indices and caution over the ongoing quarterly results season pulled the Indian equity markets down.

The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) dipped by 66.51 points or, 0.24 per cent at the closing. In the day’s trade, the index touched a high of 28,131.07 points and a low of 27,926.17 points. The Nifty, was also down by 18.80 points, or 0.22 per cent.

On Thursday, Asian indices were trading in green boosted by strong US earnings and rising oil prices, nearly a 15-month high.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 was trading in green, up 1.02 per cent, Hang Seng up by 0.71 per cent while South Korea’s Kospi was marginally down by 0.04 per cent. China’s Shanghai Composite index was also quoting in red, down by 0.10 per cent.

Overnight, the Nasdaq, on Wednesday, closed in green, up by 0.05 per cent while FTSE inched up by 0.31 per cent.