Market may open flat to slightly lower. The domestic stock markets remained shut on Thursday, 8 March 2012, on account of Holi.
Shares of MCX, India's largest commodity exchange, will debut on the bourses today, 9 March 2012 after having got an overwhelming response to its initial public offering. The offering was priced at Rs 1032 a share.

Key benchmark indices dropped for the third straight day to reach their lowest level in more than five weeks on Wednesday, 7 March 2012. The BSE Sensex lost 27.77 points or 0.16% to settle at 17145.52, its lowest closing level since 30 January 2012.