The BSE Sensex rose 0.2 percent in early trade on Wednesday, with financials leading the rise, taking cues from firm Asian markets.

At 9:15 a.m. (0345 GMT), the 30-share BSE index was up 0.18 percent at 19,187.34 points, with 22 components advancing.

The 50-share NSE index was up 0.2 percent at 5,732.75.