Markets slip at opening bell

March 9th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Indian equities markets started the week in the red Monday, with a key index ruling 0.96 percent below its last closing figure.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened at 8,259.22 points, lower than its 8,325.82 point close Friday. About 10 minutes into trade, it was at 8,246.21 points, 0.96 percent or 79.61 points lower than its previous close.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,592.25 points, 1.05 percent down from its last close of 2,620.15.

The BSE midcap index was 0.6 percent lower than its last close, while the BSE smallcap index was down 0.32 percent.

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