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Live: Sensex, Nifty slightly up; Reliance Industries shares rise 5%

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The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty trade marginally higher in the opening hours of Monday. The Indian rupee trades higher against the US dollar whereas most Asian currencies trade lower. The shares of Amtek Group companies, Reliance Industries Ltd, Cadila Healthcare Ltd, and Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd trade higher. The Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd and GMR Infrastructure also shares rise.

9.35am: BSE Sensex trades higher by 33 points, or 0.11%, to 28,926, while the Nifty 50 rises 9 points, or 0.10%, to 8,949.

9.31am: Amtek Group stocks trade higher after Castex Technologies board approved plan for restructuring debts. Castex Technologies Ltd shares rise 6.4% to Rs9.55, Amtek Auto Ltd rose 1.3%, Metalyst Forgings Ltd rose 2.5%, JMT Auto Ltd rose 1.3%,

9.30am: Reliance Industries shares rise 5% to Rs1,245 on higher volumes.

9.25am: Cadila Healthcare shares rise 1.6% to Rs437 after the company said it will launch India’s first Tetravalent Inactivated Influenza vaccine—VaxiFlu-4.

9.20am: ONGC shares rise 1.1% to Rs197.85 after The Economic Times reported that the government may transfer its holdings in Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd to the company.

9.15am: The local currency opened at 66.72 and touched a high of 66.69, a level last seen on 10 November.

9.10am: Lakshmi Vilas Bank shares rise 2.1% to Rs160.20 after a huge block deal. Around 3.78 million shares or 1.97% stake of the company changed hands in the block deal. However, details of the buyers and sellers were not known, according to a Bloomberg report.

9.08am: India’s 10-year bond yield rose to 6.916% compared to its Thursday’s close of 6.939%. Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions.

9.05am: GMR Infrastructure Ltd shares rise 1.5% to Rs15.10 after the company said in a notice to the BSE that GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd’s consortium of lenders adopted a strategic debt restructuring plan, according to the Reserve Bank of India rules.

9.00am: Most Asian currencies were trading lower. Philippines peso was down 0.15%, China offshore 0.1%, China renminbi 0.1%, Indonesian rupiah 0.01%, Japanese yen 0.09%, South Korean won 0.06% and Taiwan dollar 0.06%. However, Thai baht was up 0.05%.

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