Indian benchmark indices, the Sensex and the Nifty, continued to trade flat in the morning session on Friday due to profit-taking by funds and retail investors amid mixed Asian cues.
At 9.37 a.m., the 30-share BSE index Sensex was down 26.01 points or 0.15 per cent at 17,252.24 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was down 11.2 points or 0.21 per cent at 5,231.50.
Asian markets were trading mixed due to concerns over Europe's debt crisis which is dragging on global growth as China pledged to keep curbs on its property market.
In the Asian region, Japan’s Nikkei 225 was down 25.25 points or 0.29 per cent at 8,770.30, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was up 19.92 points or 0.1 per cent at 19,578.97.
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