Markets close on weak footing (Second Lead)

January 23rd, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian equities markets Friday closed on weak ground, with a key index ending trade 1.43 percent lower than its previous close.The sensitive index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (Sensex) closed at 8,687.63 points, 1.43 percent or 126.21 points down from its Thursday close.

At the same time, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange closed at 2,681.1 points, 1.2 percent lower than its previous close of 2,713.8.

Other market indices were also down, with the BSE midcap index closing 1.47 percent lower and the BSE smallcap index shedding 1.46 percent.

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