Sensex gains more than 200 points, and the Nifty crosses 15,450

Thursday’s opening trades saw increased trading for Indian equities indices despite mixed cues from the international markets.

Thursday’s opening trades saw increased trading for Indian equities indices despite mixed cues from the international markets.

Asian shares were uneven, with the Shanghai Composite index moving 0.58 percent higher, the Nikkei index of Japan edging down 0.01 points, the KOSPI index of South Korea falling 0.80%, and the Hang Seng Index of Hong Kong rising 1.12%. Wall Street reversed gains overnight and finished the session marginally lower.

Investors are alarmed by central banks’ rapid rate increases and the possibility of a world recession.

The local indices got off to a slightly higher start, according to trends on the Nifty Futures on the Singapore Exchange (SGX Nifty).

In a choppy opening session, the 30-share BSE Sensex rose 230 points or 0.44 percent to 52,053, while the larger NSE Nifty gained 72 points or 0.46 percent to trade at 15,485.

As the Nifty Midcap 100 increased by 0.54 percent and the small-cap index increased by 0.78 percent, mid- and small-cap shares were trading strongly today.