Sensex opens in green; Realty, Metal down

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Sensex opens in green; Realty, Metal down
The Indian benchmark indices rose on Tuesday ahead of RBI credit policy amid mix opinions about cash reserve ratio (CRR) cuts.

The reserve requirement or cash reserve ratio is a central bank regulation that sets the minimum reserves each commercial bank must keep with RBI.

At 9.40 am IST, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 16,802.79 up by 51.06 points or 0.30 and NSE Nifty was trading at 5063.85 up by 17.60 points or 0.35%.

Asian market remained closed on account of holiday.

Among sectoral indices on BSE, most of the sectors were trading in positive terrain except Realty (-0.18), Metal (-0.22) and Auto (-0.18). Consumer Durables, Capital goods, Oil & gas were leading the rally.

On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the top volume gainers were BPCL, IDFC, L&T, Bharti Airtel and HDFC Bank posted gains between 1.08%-1.85%.

And the loser in the opening trade were Ster, DLF, Ranbaxy, Maruti and Hero MotoCop.

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Story first published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 10:03 [IST]
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