Indian stocks open higher

13:09, June 11, 2010      

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Indian main stock index Sensex opened at 16,994.07 points on Friday, 71.99 points higher from previous close of 16,922.08 points.

The index gained 146.91 points or 0.87 percent in the early trading session Friday from on upbeat performance of its peers in surrounding countries.

Realty, consumer durables, IT and metal sectors head the growth up 1.52 percent, 1 percent, 0.94 percent and 0.94 percent, respectively.

Automaker Mahindra & Mahindra, housing developer DLF, HDFC Bank and copper producer Sterlite Industries picked up 2.33 percent, 2. 3 percent, 1.76 percent and 1.6 percent.

On the contrary, Indian top telecom operator Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India dipped 0.96 percent, 0.43 percent and 0.18 percent.

Sensex is the common name for the Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitive Index. It consists of the 30 largest and most actively traded stocks, representative of various sectors, on the Bombay Stock Exchange.



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