Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Ahead of central trade unions’ call for a strike on Friday, the key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Thursday.
The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 28,452.17 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 28459.09. Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 28,456.13 points, up 3.69 points, or 0.01 per cent.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nify, which had closed at 8,786.20 points, was trading at 8,792.85 points, up 6.65 points or 0.08 per cent.
On Wednesday, the Sensex was up 109.16 points, or 0.39 per cent at the closing. It touched a high of 28,532.25 points and a low of 28,363.10 points during the intra-day trade.
The Nifty too rallied up by 41.85 points or 0.48 per cent.
Equity markets on Wednesday remained bullish on fresh buying support, with the key indices rallying for the third consecutive session to touch new 52-week high levels during the intra-day trade.
On Thursday, Asian shares showed a mixed trend after lower crude oil prices hit Wall Street.
Markets were hanging around to see whether US employment data could put the Federal Reserve on track to push the interest rates up. Japan’s Nikkei 225 was trading in green up 0.12 per cent, Hang Seng up by 0.17 per cent while Kospi was down 0.47 per cent.
Overnight, the US and European markets were subdued as Nasdaq was closed in red, down by 0.19 per cent and FTSE 100 was down 0.58 per cent.