Sensex opens flat on mixed global cues

Sensex opened 14.16 points, or 0.05 per cent, higher at 26,078.28, while Nifty 50 index opened 12.50 points, or 0.16 per cent, down at 7,967.40.

Sensex was trading 21.12 points up at 26,043. Nifty was down 14.95 points down at 7964. Meanwhile, Japan’s central bank left its unprecedented monetary stimulus mostly unchanged in a policy meeting on Thursday, defying speculation it would open the taps further to boost growth.

Nifty futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX Nifty) was also trading 31.50 points up (at 8.24 am), indicating a positive opening for the Indian stock markets.

Asian peers, Hang Seng and Nikkei were also trading higher by 1.24 per cent and 1.41 per cent, respectively. Back home, the market benchmark BSE Sensex gained 57 points on Wednesday and the NSE Nifty pulled off a nearly 6-month closing high on increased buying in oil & gas and IT amid persistent foreign inflows and solid quarterly numbers so far.

Wefornews bureau

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