Markets open in green, slip soon afterApril 23rd, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Indian equities markets started in the green Thursday but slipped soon after, with a key index trading 39 points percent below its last closing figure.
The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 10,841.57 points, higher than its 10,817.54-point close Wednesday. But after about 20 minutes of trading, it was at 10,778.51 points, 0.36 percent or 39.03 points lower than its previous close.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 3,322.55 points, 7.75 points lower than its previous close.
The BSE midcap index was down 1.06 percent, while the BSE smallcap index was ruling 1.39 percent lower than its previous close.