Markets extend gains in afternoon (Second Lead)March 31st, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Indian equities extended gains in the afternoon trade Tuesday, with a key index ruling 1.78 percent higher about 90 minutes before the previous close.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 9,633.21 points, was trading at 9,738.72 points - a rise of 170.58 points or 1.78 percent from Monday’s close.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 1.77 percent to rule at 3,030.95 points.
The BSE midcap index was ruling 2.21 percent higher, while the BSE smallcap index was up 1.37 percent.