Key Indian equity indices open in green

Mumbai: The key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened in green but on a flat note following a muted trend in global markets.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 35,141.99 on Wednesday, opened marginally higher at 35,145.75.

Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 35,166.56, up by 24.57 points, or 0.07 per cent.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 10,576.30 on Wednesday, was quoting at 10,576.40, marginally up by 0.10.

The key Indian equity indices closed on a flat note on Wednesday, as weak global cues along with investors anxiety ahead of state polls and a mixed macro-economic inflation data pointed offset gains from lower crude oil prices.

The Sensex was down by 2.50 points or 0.01 per cent at the Wednesday’s closing. In the day’s trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 35,351.88 and a low of 34,986.86. The Nifty, too was down by 6.20 points or 0.06 per cent.

On Thursday, Asian indices were mostly showing a negative trend.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 was quoting in red, down by 0.41 per cent while Hang Seng was up by 0.38 per cent, South Korea’s Kospi was down by 0.09 per cent. China’s Shanghai Composite index was trading in red, down by 0.22 per cent.

Overnight, Nasdaq closed in red, down by 0.90 per cent while FTSE 100 was also down by 0.28 per cent at the closing on Wednesday.