Key Indian equity market indices open higher
Mumbai Feb 15 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets the key Indian equity indices on Thursday opened higher.
The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE which had closed at 34 155.95 points on Wednesday opened higher at 34 207.57 points.
Minutes into trading it was quoting at 34 249.98 points up by 94.03 points or 0.28 per cent.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE) the broader 51-scrip Nifty which had closed at 10 500.90 points on Wednesday was quoting at 10 525.80 points up by 24.90 points or 0.24 per cent.
A massive sell-off in banking sector stocks pulled the key Indian equity indices lower a day ago.
The Sensex was down by 144.52 points or 0.42 per cent at the Wednesday s closing. In the day s trade the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 34 473.43 points and a low of 34 028.68 points. The Nifty too was down by 38.85 points or 0.37 per cent.
On Thursday Asian indices were mostly showing a positive trend. Japan s Nikkei 225 was trading in green up by 1.71 per cent Hang Seng up by 1.99 per cent. China s Shanghai Composite index was also quoting in green up by 0.45 per cent.
Nasdaq closed in green up by 1.82 per cent while FTSE 100 was also up by 0.64 per cent at the closing on Wednesday.