Markets close in green (Third Lead)March 18th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Indian equities markets closed in the green Wednesday, with a key index ending trade 1.27 percent higher than its previous close, but below the psychologically important 9,000-mark.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 8,956.3 points, closed at 8,976.68 points, a rise of 112.86 points or 1.27 percent.
The Sensex had crossed 9,000 in the afternoon trade, but went below the important mark before the close.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 1.27 percent from its last close to shut shop at 2,792.4 points.
The BSE midcap index ended 2.36 percent higher, while the BSE smallcap index was up 1.8 percent.