Markets close nearly flat with marginal losses (Third Lead)

September 22nd, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian equities markets closed nearly flat Monday with marginal losses as investors were still trying to evaluate global cues, analysts said.The 30-share benchmark sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) finished at 13,994.96, down 47.36 points or 0.34 percent.

The broader based 50-share S&P Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also ended nearly flat at 4,223.05, reflecting a small loss of 22.2 points or 0.52 percent over its previous close last Friday.

The BSE mid cap index finished at 5,220.96, down just 7.82 points or 0.15 percent.

The BSE small cap index closed at 6,194.11, shedding 21.88 points or 0.35 percent against its previous close last Friday.

Volumes were relatively low and traders seemed to be taking a breather, said analysts explaining the flat finish.

Almost equal number of stocks advanced or declined.

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