Indian equity benchmarks on Friday started in the green, extending their gains for the second straight session amid positive cues from the global markets. Asian shares surged today, tracking an overnight rise in Wall Street.
Trends on the Nifty Futures on Singapore Exchange (SGX Nifty) indicated a higher start for the domestic indices.
The 30-share BSE Sensex climbed 471 points or 0.90 per cent to 52,737 in early session, while the broader NSE Nifty moved 139 points or 0.90 per cent up to trade at 15,696.
Mid- and small-cap shares were trading on a strong note today as Nifty Midcap 100 rose 0.92 per cent and small-cap surged 1.22 per cent.