Markets close with marginal gains (Third Lead)

January 22nd, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian equities markets, which opened firm Thursday, failed to keep the momentum throughout the day. A key index ended trade 0.28 percent higher than its previous close.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed at 8,803.69 (provisional), up 24.52 points or 0.28 percent over Wednesday’s close.

Similarly, the broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange also closed higher at 2,720.85 points, 0.54 percent higher than its previous close.

Other market indices like the BSE midcap index was down 2.23 percent while the BSE smallcap closed 1.99 percent lower.

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