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Indian markets open higher


Mumbai : Indian equities markets started trade higher Thursday, with a key index 0.11 percent above its last closing figure.

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened at 8,535.03 points, higher than its 8,446.49 point close Wednesday. About 10 minutes into trade, it was at 8,455.98 points, 0.11 percent or 9.1 points higher than its previous close.

However, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,644.8 points, 0.02 percent down from its last close of 2,645.2.

The BSE midcap index was 0.9 percent higher, while the BSE smallcap index was up 0.55 percent.