Late selling pushes Sensex 150 points down (Lead)

July 30th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Late selling pressured a benchmark index for Indian equities Friday to close 150 points lower.
Trade was lacklustre in earlier sessions.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,981.06 points, closed at 17,841.74 points (provisional), 150.26 points or 0.83 percent down from its previous close at 17,992 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty ended at 5,356.4 points, down 0.97 percent from its previous close at 5,408.9 points.

Broader markets indices closed with modest gains. The BSE midcap index closed 0.32 percent up and the BSE smallcap index ended 0.13 percent higher.

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