Sensex drops, but closes marginally higher (Third Lead)April 17th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Indian equities markets dipped sharply to give up most of the gains earned during the day’s trading Friday, with a key index shutting shop 75.69 points higher after gaining more than 300 points.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 11,067.70 points, rose 75.69 points or 0.69 percent to close at 11,023.09 points.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 0.44 percent from the previous close to end trade at 3,348.4 points.
The BSE midcap index gained 0.98 percent, while the BSE smallcap index was up 0.57 percent.