Markets extend lead in afternoon (Second Lead)March 18th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Indian equities markets moved up further Wednesday afternoon, with a key index ruling 2.68 percent higher about 90 minutes before the closing bell.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 8,956.03 points, was trading at 9,095.02 points - a rise of 231.92 points or 2.62 percent from its previous close.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 2.62 percent from its last close to rule at 2,829.80 points.
The BSE midcap index was ruling 2.91 percent higher, while the BSE smallcap index was up 2.67 percent.