India’s benchmark stock index was little changed in a special trading session in Mumbai today. The BSE India Sensitive Index (SENSEX), or Sensex, was little changed at 17,636.99 close in Mumbai. The gauge lost 1.6 percent this week. The S&P CNX Nifty (NIFTY)Index on the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. was also little changed at 5,359.40. Tata Power Ltd. (TPWR), the nation’s biggest electricity generator outside state control, increased 0.8 percent to 115.6 rupees ($2.34). Drugmaker Cipla Ltd. (CIPLA) fell 1 percent to 312.4 rupees ($6.33).
BSE Ltd., Asia’s oldest bourse, held the 90-minute session to test its disaster management and recovery measures. Both the exchanges were open for trading.
The benchmark 30-member Sensex index has rallied 14 percent this year as overseas investors investors poured $7.4 billion into local stocks after inflation eased and the rupee jumped from a record low even as company profit growth slowed. Flows totaled $5 billion in February, the most since September 2010, data from the market regulator show. These data have been compiled by Bloomberg.