Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Wednesday opened higher and was trading at 27,831.79 points some 30 minutes after the opening bell.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading higher at 8,392.40 points with a gain of 10.85 points or 0.13 percent.

The 30-share Sensex opened at 27,858.51 points against the previous close at 27,852.32 points. At 9.45 a.m., it was ruling at 27,831.79 points with a gain of 27.42 points or 0.10 percent.

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