New Delhi:The markets started the week on upbeat note in line with its Asian peers on the back of buying interest seen in the banking, FMCG and cement stocks.
At 9:56 am (IST), Sensex was up 92 points at 12522 and Nifty was up 16 points at 3624. Major gainers in the opening trade were SBI, Rel Comm, ACC, ITC, HLL, Reliance and Infosys.
Asian stocks started the week on upbeat note, with Japan's Nikkei 225 average rising. Japan's Nikkei surged 217.85 points or 1.30 per cent at 16,962, Hang Seng rose 88.19 points or 0.47 per cent at 19,041.69, Jakarta's Composite was up by 1.529 points or 0.09 per cent at 1,777.89, Straits Times gained 34.84 points or 1.14 per cent at 3,103.59, Seoul Composite rose 11.25 points or 0.79 per cent at 1,439.13 and Taiwan Weighted was up 39.86 points or 0.52 per cent at 7,759.66.