Markets back in the green, Sensex up 1.18 percent (Lead)March 6th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Indian equities markets soared back into the green in the afternoon trade Friday after plummeting in morning session. A key index was ruling 1.18 percent above its previous close an hour before the closing bell.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex), which opened at 8,103.75 points, was at 8,294.59 points, 1.18 percent or 96.67 points higher than its previous close.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,609.65 points, 1.28 percent down from its last close of 2,576.7.
However, broader market indices were still in the red, with the BSE midcap index ruling 0.96 percent lower and the BSE smallcap index down 1.23 percent.