Markets pull down shutters in red (Third Lead)March 17th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Indian equities closed in the red Tuesday amid profit-booking by investors in the afternoon session. A key index ended trade 0.91 percent lower than its previous close.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 8,942.01 points, ended at 8,861.86 points (provisional) - a fall of 81.68 points or 0.91 percent.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) lost 0.73 percent from its last close to shut shop at 2,756.95 points.
The BSE midcap index ended 0.22 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index was up 0.44 percent.