Sensex crashes nearly 517 points on inflation data (Fourth Lead)

June 20th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Indian equity markets closed deep in the red Friday following the 11.05 percent inflation rate announced by the government. The 30-share benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Sensex, opened at 15,168.05 points and touched a low of 14,519.27 before closing at 14,571.29. It went down by 516.70 points or 3.42 percent compared to its closing figure Thursday.

The S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange, which opened at 4,504.20 points, closed at 4,347.55. It went down by 156.70 points or 3.48 percent from its previous close.

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