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Indian equities markets open flat

Indian equities markets opened on a flat note on Monday, even as healthy buying was witnessed in oil and gas, energy, and consumer durables sectors.

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) inched up by 5.80 points or 0.06 per cent to 8,945.30 points.

The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 28,910.50 points, traded at 28,928.87 points (at 9.30 a.m) — up 35.90 points or 0.12 per cent, from the previous close at 28,892.97 points.

The Sensex has so far touched a high of 28,931.53 points and a low of 28,812.88 points during the intra-day trade.

The BSE market breadth was tilted in favour of the bulls — with 1,008 advances and 548 declines.

On February 23, the benchmark indices closed on a flat-to-positive note as inflow of foreign funds and rupee appreciation buoyed investors’ sentiments.

The NSE Nifty rose by 12.60 points or 0.14 per cent to close at 8,939.50 points, and the BSE Sensex was up 28.26 points or 0.10 per cent at 28,892.97 points.

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