Sensex closes over 250 points in the red (Third Lead)

May 23rd, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian equities markets closed deep in the red Friday. The 30-share benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Sensex, opened at 16,958.80 points and touched a high of 17,054.34 before closing at 16,649.64 points. At its close, it went down by 257.47 points or 1.52 percent compared to its closing figure Thursday.

The S&P Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange, which opened at 5,026.55 points, closed at 4,946.55. It went down by 78.90 points or 1.57 percent compared to its previous close.

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