Equity markets slip on opening

May 6th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Indian equity markets opened lower Wednesday with a key index shedding about 50 points from Tuesday’s close about 45 minutes into trading.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened the day at 12,100.69 points, and was ruling at 12,072.39 points, 58.69 points or 0.48 percent lower than its previous close.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader S&P CNX Nifty index followed the Sensex, falling 0.34 percent to rule at 3,649.3 points.

Broader market indices however rose with the BSE midcap index ruling 0.95 percent up and BSE smallcap index trading 1.34 percent higher than its previous close.

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