Markets open in green, Sensex surges 200 points

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 31, 2018, 09.59 AM(IST)

Bombay Stock Exchange Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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On Friday, the Sensex had rallied 269.44 points or 0.75 per cent to finish at 36,076.72.

Domestic markets on Monday opened in green with BSE Sensex trading above 200 points in opening trade.

The 30-share index rose 160.03 points, or 0.44 per cent, to trade at 36,236.75. In similar movement, the NSE Nifty breached the 10,900 mark, and was trading 50.20 points, or 0.46 per cent, higher at 10,910.10.

On Friday, the Sensex had rallied 269.44 points or 0.75 per cent to finish at 36,076.72, while the broader NSE Nifty spurted 80.10 points, or 0.74 per cent, to 10,859.90.

Meanwhile, the Indian currency gained 19 paise to 69.76 against the US dollar in morning trade.

Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei fell 0.31 per cent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.4 per cent, Kospi gained 0.62 per cent and Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.44 per cent in early trade.

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index fell 76.42 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 23,062.40 in its previous session.

(With inputs from PTI)