Markets slip at opening bell

May 13th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Indian equities markets slipped into the red soon after opening Wednesday, with a key index dipping 97.95 points from its previous close.
The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened the day at 12,201.93 points, higher than its previous close. But about 10 minutes into trade, it was at 12,060.1 points, 97.95 points lower than its previous close.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader S&P CNX Nifty index was also in negative terrain, losing 26 points to be at 3,655.1 points.

However, broader market indices rose, with the BSE midcap index ruling 0.66 percent up and BSE smallcap index trading 0.88 percent higher than its previous close.

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