Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices opened in green on Friday.
The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 28,423.48 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 28498.72. Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 28,486.05 points, up 62.57 points, or 0.22 per cent.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nify, which had closed at 8,774.65 points, was trading at 8,795.05 points, up 20.40 points or 0.23 per cent.
On Thursday, the Sensex was down 28.69 points, or 0.10 per cent at the closing. In the day’s trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index touched a high of 28,548.85 points and a low of 28,386.61 points. The Nifty too fell by 11.55 points or 0.13 per cent.
In choppy trade on Thursday, Indian equity markets closed lower as telecom stocks plunged in the wake of Reliance Industries making its big-ticket announcement on Jio. Also sluggish gross domestic product (GDP) numbers released on Wednesday evening dampened the spirit of the investors’ sentiment.
On Friday, Asian shares were showing a mixed trend ahead of the US job report.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 was trading in red, down 0.19 percent, Hang Seng up by 0.50 per cent while Kospi was also up by 0.18 per cent.
Overnight, the US and European markets a mixed trend as Nasdaq closed in green, up by 0.27 per cent and FTSE 100 was down 0.53 per cent.