Sensex dips into red after brief comeback (Second Lead)June 17th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Indian equities markets fell back into the red about an hour before close of trade Wednesday after a brief comeback in earlier sessions, with a key index ruling 178 points lower than its previous close.
The benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Sensex, which opened at 14,978.5 points, was trading at 14,763.76 points - 178.03 points or 1.19 percent lower than Tuesday’s close.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) slipped 1.75 percent to stand at 4,438.7 points.
Broader markets also gave up their gains after having ruled in the green for most of the day with the BSE midcap index falling 1.4 percent from its previous close, while the BSE smallcap index slid 1.17 percent.