Sensex 100 points higher, Nifty near 11,050

Equity benchmark BSE Sensex on Wednesday rose over a 100 points in morning trade, tracking positive cues in the Asian markets.

At 10.25 am, the BSE Sensex was trading 124.59 points or 0.34% higher at 36,644.55, while the broader NSE Nifty was up 39.35 points or 0.36% to trade near 11,050 levels at 11,047.40.

The BSE Sensex, after opening at 36,722.41 points, touched a high of 36,747.87 and a low of 36,690.28 points.

 On Tuesday, the BSE Sensex closed at 36,519.96 points, recovering 196 points as oil, metal and PSU stocks rallied after a sharp drop in global crude oil prices.

The 50-share strong Nifty 50 opened at 11,060.20 points after closing at 11,008.05 points.