Equities end marginally in green after volatile trading (Second Lead)

December 3rd, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) After a day of volatile trading, Indian equities markets finished nearly flat with a key index closing just 8 points or 0.09 percent higher than its previous close Tuesday.The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) finished at 8,747.43, up 8.19 points or 0.09 percent from its previous close Tuesday at 8,739.24 points.

The broader-based 50-share S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), however, finished marginally in the red at 2,656.45, down 1.35 points or 0.05 percent from its previous close Tuesday at 2,657.80 points.

The BSE midcap index ended in the green at 2,830.59, up 25.26 points or 0.90 percent from its previous close Tuesday at 2,805.33 points.

The BSE smallcap too finished in the green at 3,265.10, up 12.69 points or 0.39 percent from its previous close Tuesday at 3,252.41 points.

Global cues were positive with a key index of the New York Stock Exchange finishing Tuesday with a gain of 4.25 percent and the Nasdaq index also ended 3.70 percent higher.

Asian markets Wednesday were also showing gains with the Nikkei, the key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange up 1.79 percent and the Hang Seng, the key index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange finished 1.36 percent higher.

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