Global cues, macro-data lift equity markets
Global cues and broadly positive macro-economic data lifted the Indian equity markets during the early-morning trade session on Tuesday.
According to market observers, healthy buying was witnessed in banking and capital goods stocks.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE gained 66 points or 0.21 per cent.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) inched higher by 18.90 points or 0.20 per cent at 9,635.30 points.
The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 31,091.10 points, traded at 31,161.78 points (at 9.50 a.m.), was higher by 66.08 points or 0.21 per cent from the previous day's close at 31,095.70 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 31,200.31 points and a low of 31,075.80 points during the trade so far.