Markets continue in the red (Second Lead)

March 9th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Indian equities were trading in the red Monday afternoon as investors continued to offload stocks across sectors. About 90 minutes before close, a key index was ruling about 2.1 percent lower than its previous close.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 8,259.22 points, was at 8,150.81 points - a fall of 175 points or 2.1 percent from its previous close.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) lost 1.98 percent from its last close to rule at 2,568.15 points.

The BSE midcap index was 1.14 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index was down 1.25 percent.

Select auto and energy stocks were trading firm, while those from fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and realty were down.

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