Key Indian equity indices open in green

Mumbai: Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 36,108.47 on Wednesday, opened higher at 36,146.55.

Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 36,129.50, up by 21.03 points, or 0.06 percent.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader Nifty 50, which had closed at 10,831.50 on Wednesday, was quoting at 10,838.70, up by 7.20 points or 0.07 percent.

Negative global cues and the last hour sell-off pushed the key equity indices down on Wednesday.

The Sensex was down by 336.17 points or 0.92 percent at the Wednesday’s closing. In the day’s trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 36,521.47 and a low of 36,037.90. The Nifty too was down by 91.25 points or 0.84 percent.

On Thursday, Asian indices were mostly showing a positive trend though Japan’s Nikkei 225 was quoting in red, down by 0.23 percent. Hang Seng was up by 0.12 percent, South Korea’s Kospi was also up by 0.42 percent. China’s Shanghai Composite index was trading in the green, up by 0.62 percent.

Overnight, Nasdaq closed in green, up by 0.08 percent while FTSE 100 was down by 0.85 percent at the closing on Wednesday.