12:01 pm: The BSE midcap index (down 0.60 per cent) and smallcap index (down 0.12 per cent) struggle amid profit-taking.
10:32 am: Demonetisation impact: Manufacturing PMI falls to 52.3 in November vs 54.4 in October
9:32 am: GAIL, ONGC and RIL were among the top gainer in Nifty50 pack after a surge in global oil prices.
9:31 am: The India factory PMI and some auto companies will announce sales numbers today. This will offer a first assessment of the impact on manufacturing since demonetisation on November 9.
9:30 am: Amar Singh, head advisory at Angel Broking, says that Nifty faces key hurdle at 8,300.
9:28 am: The rupee traded lower at 68.42/dollar against Tuesday's close of 68.35
9:26 am: Indian markets were trading with a positive bias in early trade on Thursday. But BSE Sensex (up 54 points) and Nifty (up 15 points) were struggling to extend gains.