Sensex closes 323 points down (Second Lead)May 21st, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) A key index of the Indian equity markets ended trade in the red as consolidation set in Thursday.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 14,043.38 points, ended at 13,732.61 points - 328.05 points or 2.33 percent - below Wednesday’s close.
The S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) followed the Sensex to end in the red, slipping 1.39 percent to 4,210.95 points.
Broader market indices, which were doing better for most parts of the day, ceded gains with the BSE midcap index ending trade a measly 0.29 percent up, and the BSE smallcap index not faring much better, closing 3.07 percent higher.