Indian stocks open lower

13:07, July 06, 2010      

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Indian main stock index Sensex opened at 17,402.68 points Tuesday, 38.76 points lower from previous close of 17,441.44 points.

The index gained 49.7 points, or 0.28 percent after 13 minutes of trading in the morning session.

Health care, metal, fast moving consumer goods and oil and gas sectors inched up by 0.62 percent, 0.59 percent, 0.56 percent and 0.38 percent, respectively.

Tata Power, Aluminum producer Hindalco, drug maker CIPLA and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation gained 0.94 percent, 0.74 percent, 0.71 percent and 0.69 percent.

Meanwhile, Reliance Communication, car manufacturer Hero Honda and Maruti Suzuki, housing loan provider HDFC dipped 1.32 percent, 0.28 percent, 0.23 percent and 0.21 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.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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