Markets open in green hours before Budget presentation; Sensex up 157 points at 36,122, Nifty at 11,074 mark

Mumbai: The key Indian equity indices on Thursday opened higher ahead of the Union Budget 2018-19 presentation by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 157.21 points or 0.44 percent higher soon after opening.

The Bombay Stock Exchange building is illuminated during the Diwali special trading session in Mumbai

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 46.25 points or 0.42 percent higher at 11,073.95 points.

The Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 36,048.99 points, was trading at 36,122.23 points (at 9:16 am), higher 157.21 points or 0.44 percent from the previous day's close at 35,965.02 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 36,136.40 points and a low of 36,021.88 points in the trade so far.

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Updated Date: Feb 01, 2018 09:53 AM

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