Markets off day’s high but hold on to gains (Second Lead)April 17th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Indian equities markets slid from the day’s highs but were still ruling considerably in the green about 90 minutes before end of trade Friday, with a key index trading about 303.88 points higher than its previous close.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 11,067.71 points, was up 326.26 points or 2.98 percent and ruling at 11,273.66 points.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), gained 2.65 percent from the previous close to rule at 3,458.85 points.
The BSE midcap index was up 2.8 percent, while the BSE smallcap index was ruling 2.56 percent higher.