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BSE Sensex Starts Trading at 24,571 Points, Investors Await New PoliciesReuters

During the pre-opening session at 9 am, sensex recorded 25,274 points with an increase of 27.75 points. While S&P BSE 100 recorded 7,698.32 points, Mid Cap, Small Cap and BSE 200 too recorded highs.

At 9:15 am on Thursday, BSE index opened higher at 25,327.67 and surged by 26.1 points minutes later. But, at 9:21 am, the index decreased to 25,351 points.

On the other hand, Nifty opened higher by 7,581.30 points with increase of 23.1 points due to Federal Reserve optimism at 9:15 am.

BSE index ended on Wednesday at 25,246.25 points with decline of 274.94 points and Nifty too declined by 73.50 points at 7,558.20 points. Indian shares slipped over one percent on Wednesday, falling for three out of four sessions.

Top gainers from BSE at 9:40 am:

Name Last traded price Change Change in percent
GMR Infra 34.35 +1.50 +4.57
Jaypee Infratech Ltd 33.50 +0.90 +2.98
Engineers India 313.20 +9.05 +2.91
Crompton Greaves 203.50 +5.35 +2.70
Suzlon Energy 28.80 +0.55 +1.95

Top losers from BSE at 9:40 am:

Name Last traded price Change Change in percent
Kotak Mahindra Bank 940 -20 -2.08
United Spirits 2748 -58.10 -2.07
ONGC 434.10 -9.10 -2.05
CRISIL 1726.45 -34.35 -1.95
Bajaj Finance 2080 -38.10 -1.80

But, top five gainers and losers shifted their ranks during trading session.

While at 9:45 am, top gainers from NSE index were Cipla, Lupin, Kotak Bank, Hindal Corporation and GAIL, top losers were Jindal Steel, BPCL, IDFC, BHEL and NMDC.

On Wednesday, India received $72.31 million Foreign Institutional Investment debt and Indian government traded securities worth 92.86 billion, which involved purchase and selling of securities.

Asian stocks surged in early trade on Thursday, as Federal Reserve decided to retain its monetary policy after the meeting on Wednesday, reported Reuters. Brent crude oil rose to a nine-month high on Wednesday as investors worried about exports from Iraq, but US treasuries gained on Wednesday as Federal Reserve planned to cut interest rates on its monetary policy. US government took this step after the release of inflation data.

Besides, US based Dow Jones index surged 98.13 points by 16,906.62 points and the NASDAQ index increased to 4,362.84 points by 25.60 points on Wednesday. Moreover, London based FTSE rose up at 6,778.56 points by 11.79 points.

In the meantime, Japan's Nikkei share index jumped 1.4 percent to a four-and-a-half month high on Thursday as it recorded 213.10 points surge at 15,328.87 points at early trade.