Monday, November 29, 1999

Sensex opens 44 points higher

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Mumbai, June 17 (PTI) The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex opened higher by 44 points on buying by funds in heavyweight stocks amid a mixed pattern in the Asian region. The 30-share index, which had gained 50.04 points in the previous session, added another 43.99 points to 17,506.86 in first five minutes of trading. Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty gained 13.45 points to 5246.80 points at the same time. Market leader Reliance Industries gained 0.51 per cent to Rs 1062.70 while oil major ONGC rose over 1 per cent to Rs 1175.90 in early trade. Hong Kong''s Hang Seng Index opened 0.67 per cent higher, while Japanese Nikkei index lost 0.58 per cent in early trade. PTI RS KPS.

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