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Sensex up almost a percent in opening trade

business Updated: Mar 08, 2010 09:44 IST
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A benchmark index for Indian equities opened on a firm note on Monday, and was ruling almost a percent higher within minutes of the opening bell.

At 9.34 a.m. the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,034.92 points, was ruling at 17,161.5 points, 167.01 points or 0.98 percent higher than its previous close at 16,971.7 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty was ruling at 5,142.8 points against the previous close at 5,088.7 points, a gain of 1.06 percent.

Broader markets also saw gains with the BSE midcap index ruling 1.06 percent higher and the BSE small cap index 1.04 percent up.

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