Sensex Nifty start higher, Rupee opens up At 69.46

Equity benchmark Sensex added another over 140 points on Thursday, as encouraging start of the earnings season by Reliance Industries (RIL), ICICI Lombard General Ins Co, RBL Bank, DCB Bank among others.

At 9.35 am, the BSE benchmark Sensex was trading at 39416-levels up 140 points while the Nifty50-NSE, demonstrated at 11820 up 32 points.

Indian rupee on Thursday morning opened higher at 69.46, up 14pc against its last close of 69.60 per US dollar. 

Meanwhile Crude oil prices were trading lower regardless of the slash in US stock pile. The Ten-year govt Yield bond is seen to be range-bound for quite some time now.

Asian markets were passive today after a negative start on Wall Street, with caution ahead of the Good Friday and Easter holidays keeping investors on the sidelines.

Reliance, Tata Motors, Wipro, Asian Paint and HDFC were among major gainers on Nifty at this time, while Yes bank, Hindalco, IndiaBulls Housing, Vedanta and Tata Steel were among losers.

Sectoral nifty indices are seen mixed trend, with Nifty Auto, Nifty Financial service trading in the green while the other spaces are seen in the red with Nifty Realty index falling the most, down over 2 percent.