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Updated: September 7, 2009 16:04 IST

Sensex opens higher in opening trade

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A policeman on duty outside the BSE in Mumbai, during a recent VIP visit. Photo: PTI
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A policeman on duty outside the BSE in Mumbai, during a recent VIP visit. Photo: PTI

Tracking a firming Asian trend, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex extended gains by adding over 149 points in early trade today on funds—based buying in frontline stocks.

The 30—share BSE Sensex, which had gained 290.79 points on Friday, rose further by 149.93 points at 15,839.05 in first five minutes of trading, backed by a better trend in metal and realty sectors.

Similarly, the wide—based National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 45.05 points at 4725.45 points. The nifty had gained 86.85 points on Friday.

Buying activity sustained following a firming trend in Asian region led by Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. PTI RS SUN KPS AS 09071015 DELHI

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