Sensex closes 144 points up (Second Lead)

January 24th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) A benchmark index for an Indian equities market Monday closed 144 points higher amid positive earnings results from a slew of companies, including some blue-chip firms like ICICI Bank, the country’s largest private sector lender.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,095.69 points, closed at 19,151.09 points (provisional) - 144.16 points or 0.76 percent up from its previous close at 19,007.53 points.

The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange too shut shop in the green at 5,742.35 points, 45.45 points or 0.8 percent higher.

Broader markets also closed among gains as the BSE midcap index ended 0.81 percent up and the BSE smallcap index closed 0.78 percent higher.

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