The markets opened flat amid global cues. At 09:18 AM, the Sensex was down 10.57 points or 0.02 percent at 52472.14. The Nifty was down 1.10 points or 0.01 percent at 15720.40. About 1,376 shares have advanced, 728 shares declined, and 76 shares are unchanged.
In the previous session, the 30-share Sensex fell 67 points to end at 52,483, and Nifty 50 settled weak at 15,721.
Nifty futures were trading 6 points down at 15,741 on Singaporean Exchange. Asian stock markets were trading in deep sea of red in early trade on Thursday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.4 per cent while the Topix index fell 0.32 per cent. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.4 per cent
Shares in Asia-Pacific slipped in Thursday morning trade as investors reacted to the release of Chinese economic data. Nikkei 225 shed 0.39 percent while the Topix index fell 0.32 percent.