Key Indian equity indices trade higher during afternoon session

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Ahead of the release of data on factory output and retail inflation, key Indian benchmark indices were trading higher on Tuesday.

The sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 25,056.47 points, was trading at 25,140.75 points (at 1.15 p.m.) — up 118.59 percent or 0.47 percent against the previous close at 25,022.16 points.

It touched a high of 25,171.71 points and low of 24,996.44 points in the day’s trade so far.

At the National Stock Exchange, the Nifty was also trading 34.30 points or 0.45 percent higher at 7,705.70 points.

At the BSE, good buying was observed in auto, industrials and oil and gas sectors, while selling pressure was seen in metal sector.

The S&P BSE auto index gained by 1.57 percent, industrials index moved up by 1.52 percent and oil and gas index inched up by 1.11 percent. However, metal index dropped by 1.25 percent.

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