Equities in red, key index down 89 points (Lead)

November 24th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Indian equities markets ended with marginal losses Monday after a late afternoon rally, with a key index down only 12.09 points or 0.14 percent from its previous close Friday last week.The 30-share benchmark sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) finished at 8,903.12, down 12.09 points or 0.14 percent from its close Friday previous week at 8,915.21 points.

The broader-based 50-share S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), however, finished in the green at 2,708.25, up 14.8 points or 0.90 percent from its previous close last Friday at 2,693.45 points.

The BSE midcap finished at 2,902.29, down 14.37 points or 0.49 percent from its close Friday last week at 2,916.66 points.

The BSE smallcap closed at 3,363.96, down 26.80 points or 0.79 percent from its previous close Friday last week at 3,390.76 points.

Overnight US markets had ended in the green with a key index of the New York Stock Exchange finishing with a 6.63 percent gain. The Nasdaq index too ended with a gain of 5.18 percent.

Asian markets were mixed with the Nikkei, the key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange finishing up 2.70 percent. But, the Hang Seng, key index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, closed with a loss of 1.59 percent.

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