Sensex closes close to intra-day high (Second Lead)

August 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Buoyed by steady buying, a benchmark index for Indian equities Monday ended 226 points higher than its previous close.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,911.31 points, closed at 18,094.66 points (provisional), 226.37 points or 1.27 percent up from its previous close at 17,868.29 points.

It had touched an intra-day high of 18,104.24 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty ended 1.29 percent up at 5,436.7 points.

Broader markets indices were also in the green with the BSE midcap index trading 1.13 percent up and the BSE smallcap index 0.99 percent higher.

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