Mumbai: The key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher despite a muted trend in Asian markets.
The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 36, 212.91 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 36, 258 points.
Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 36,172.53 points, down by 40.38 points, or 0.11 percent.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 10,855.15 points on Wednesday, was quoting at 10,839.65 points, down by 15.50 points or 0.14 percent.
Despite heavy volatility, fresh inflows of foreign funds and buying interest in the FMCG, banking, and realty stocks had lifted the Indian equity market for the fourth straight session on Wednesday.
The Sensex was up by 231.98 points or 0.64 percent at the Wednesday’s closing. In the day’s trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 36,250.54 points and a low of 35,863.29 points. The Nifty too was up by 53 points or 0.49 percent.
On Thursday, Asian indices were mostly showing a negative trend. Japan’s Nikkei 225 was quoting in red, down by 1.25 percent while Hang Seng was down by 0.04 percent, South Korea’s Kospi was down by 0.01 percent. China’s Shanghai Composite index was trading in the green, up by 0.10 percent.
Overnight, the Nasdaq closed in green, up by 0.87 percent while the FTSE 100 was also up by 0.66 percent at the closing on Wednesday.