Sensex dives in late trade, closes 37 points down (Lead)

August 5th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities slipped during the last session of trade Thursday to end 37 points lower than its previous close.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 18,234.85 points, closed at 18,180.31 points (provisional), 37.13 points or 0.2 percent lower than its previous close at 18,217.44 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty ended 0.36 percent down at 5,448.3 points.

Broader markets indices closed in a slump, with the BSE midcap ending flat and the BSE smallcap index closing 0.48 percent higher.

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