Sensex breaches 10,000-mark, closes a bit lower (Third Lead)March 26th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Indian equities markets closed in the green Thursday even as a key index breached the psychologically important 10,000-mark before falling to settle a tad lower.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 9,739.93 points, ended at 9,936.96 - a rise of 269.06 points or 2.78 percent from its previous close.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 2.43 percent from its last close to rule at 3,056.75 points.
The BSE midcap index was ruling 0.92 percent higher, while the BSE smallcap index was up 0.37 percent.