Markets slip marginally at opening bell

March 17th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Indian equities markets slipped at the opening bell Tuesday, with a key index ruling 0.17 percent lower than its last closing figure.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened at 8,942.01 points, lower than its 8,943.54 point close Monday. About 15 minutes into trade, it was at 8,928.42 points, 0.17 percent or 15.12 points lower than its previous close.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,773.75 points, 0.13 percent down from its last close of 2,777.25.

The BSE midcap index was, however, ruling 0.55 percent higher than its previous close, while the BSE smallcap index was up 1 percent.

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