Equity markets on the upswing early afternoon (Second Lead)

June 17th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Sensex

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Indian equity markets were trading in positive zone early Tuesday afternoon on the back of buying in banking, realty and capital goods stocks. At 1:00 p.m., the 30-share main index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Sensex, was at 15,566.96, up by 171.14 points or 1.11 percent from its closing figure Monday. It had earlier touched a high of 15,587.76 during intra-day trading Tuesday.

The market breadth was positive. On BSE, 1,549 shares advanced, 913 declined and 74 remained unchanged.

At the same time the broader based S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange was up by 44.50 points or 0.97 percent to 4,617.00.

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