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Sensex opens weak, down 53 points

Mumbai: A key Indian equities index opened on a weak note today and was ruling 53 points lower than its previous close, about 15 minutes into trade. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 17,107 points and fell to 17,071.67 points, down 52.55 points or 0.31 percent from its previous close, within 15 minutes of trade. Around the same time, at the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty was at 5,095.35 points, against the previous close at 5,112 points, a loss of 0.33 percent. Broader market indices were ruling flat, with the BSE midcap index up 0.01 percent and the BSE small cap index ruling 0.49 percent higher. (IANS)