Indian equities open higher after Monday mayhem  

Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Overlooking global cues, Indian share markets opened higher on Tuesday, a day after the mayhem in the global financial markets and a crash in China spooked a key Mumbai index into shedding some 1,625 points, or nearly 6 percent.

The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 25,916.26 points, against the previous close at 25,741.56 points, and a few minutes into trading it was ruling at 26,091.71 points, with a gain of 349.15 points, or 1.36 percent.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share Nifty was also ruling higher at 7,910.45 points, with a gain of 101.35 points, or 1.30 percent.

Weak global cues and the shock from China where the markets crashed over fears that its economy was slowing faster than expected sent Indian indices and the rupee into a tailspin on Monday. The Sensex logged its steepest closing fall in point-terms. The rupee fell to a two-year low.

Key US indices also took a tumble of around 4 percent.

A day later, the investor sentiments continued to be grim globally. Tokyo’s Nikkei opened nearly 2 percent lower on Tuesday, and the bloodbath in China continued unabated. The Shanghai Composite index opened 6.2 percent lower.

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