The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), a benchmark index for Indian equities, on Tuesday opened higher, but it soon headed south and was trading at 27,720.75 points some 30 minutes after the opening bell.
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The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading lower at 8,311.65 points with a loss of 6.75 points or -0.08 percent.
The 30-share Sensex opened at 27,720.75 points against the previous close at 27,627.39 points. At 9.45 a.m. it was ruling at 27,638.22 points with a loss of 6.93 points or -0.03 percent.