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Sensex up 162 points in early trade

February 11, 2010

A benchmark index of Indian equities was 162 points higher about 20 minutes into trade Thursday.

At 9.18 a.m., the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 15,928.28 points, was at 16,084.48 points, up 162.31 points or 1.02 percent from its previous close.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty was at 4,802.35 points, against the previous close at 4,757.2 points, a gain of 0.95 percent or 45.15 points.

Broader markets were also in the green, with the BSE midcap index up 0.97 percent and the BSE small cap index trading 0.95 percent higher.

Realty, banking and metal stocks saw buying interest during early trade.

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