<p>Mumbai, January 4, 2019</p>.<div>Sensex on Friday opened higher in a sharp contrast to the global markets which suffered heavy losses as slowdown concerns magnified after a weak US factory data outcome.</div>.<div>Earlier Chinese factory data along with that of India's suggested a global growth slowdown.</div>.<div>The latest addition to the worries was tech major Apple's announcement of cutting its financial forecast, partly blaming US trade tensions with China along with a slowdown in the Chinese economy.</div>.<div>Apple is one of the world's largest companies by market value and it was the first time in years that it sharply cut it's growth forecast.</div>.<div>Despite the underlining negativity, all the sectors on the BSE inched up, led by auto telecom stocks. However, the banking stocks traded on a flat note, up just 0.06 per cent.</div>.<div>The S&P BSE Sensex opened at 35,590.79 from its previous close of 35,513.71 on Thursday.</div>.<div>At 9.23 a.m., the Sensex traded 184.01 points or 0.52 per cent higher at 35,697.72.</div>.<div>The NSE Nifty50 opened at 10,699.70 after closing at 10,672.25 on Thursday.</div>.<div>The Nifty50 traded at 10,725.15 during the morning trade session, up 52.90 points and 0.50 per cent.</div>.<div>IANS</div>.<p><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Our News Desk can be contacted at email@example.com)</span></p>. Did you like this story? .<a href="https://www.instamojo.com/netindian/support-netindian/">Make a donation</a>. and help us to serve you better.