Equities end green, key index tops 10,000 mark (Lead)

November 10th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Indian equities markets surged strongly Monday on positive global cues to end in the green with a key index gaining by more than 500 points to breach the psychologically important 10,000 mark once again.The 30-share benchmark sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed at 10,536.16, up 571.87 points or 5.74 percent from its previous close Friday at 9,964.29 points.

The Sensex opened strong at 10,154.56 points, up 190.27 points or 1.9 percent from its previous close and continued to gain steadily throughout the day.

The broader-based 50 share SP CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also showed a similar trend to close at 3080.90, up 107.9 points or 3.63 percent from its previous close Friday at 2973.00 points.

The BSE midcap index finished at 3,475.09, up 119.71 points or 3.57 percent from its previous close at 3,355.38 points.

The BSE smallcap index closed at 3,988.03, up 87.93 points or 2.25 percent from its previous close at 3,900.10 points.

Global markets had ended with gains Friday and Asian markets too closed in the green Monday.

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