Sensex closes highest since Feb 2008 (Lead)

August 4th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities Wednesday rose sharply in late trade to close 108 points up at 18,222.98 — the highest since February 2008.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 18,115.56 points, was at 18,222.98 points (provisional), 108.15 points or 0.6 percent up from its previous close at 18,114.83 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty shut 0.56 percent up at 5,469.9 points.

Broader markets indices, however, closed slighly subdued. The BSE midcap index closed flat, while the BSE smallcap index ended 0.48 percent higher.

IT, telecom and capital goods scrips led the gainers pack.

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