Late selling pulls Sensex 267 points down Lead)

February 18th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Late selling pushed down a benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday, which closed 267 points lower than its previous close. Broader markets slipped down too. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 18,564.08 points, closed at 18,238.97 points (provisional), down 267.85 points or 1.45 percent from its previous close at 18,506.82 points.

It had risen to an intra-day high of 18,690.97 points and touched a low of 18,159.82 points.

The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange moved down 1.43 percent at 5,467.1 points.

Broader markets saw heavier selling, with the BSE midcap index closing 1.96 percent lower and the BSE small cap index ending 2.32 percent down.

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