Sensex ends deep in red, down 322 points (Second Lead)November 20th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Indian equities markets ended deep in the red once again Thursday, with a key index dipping by more than 322 points to finish below the 8,500 mark.The 30-share benchmark sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed at 8,451.01, down 322.77 points or 3.68 percent from its previous close at 8,773.78.
The Sensex opened very weak at 8,400.88, down 372.9 points or 4.25 percent from its previous close Wednesday and hit an intra-day low of 8,316.39 before recovering a little to its final closing value.
The broader-based 50 share S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) showed a similar trend and finished at 2,553.15, down 81.85 points or 3.11 percent from its previous close Wednesday at 2,635.00 points.
The BSE midcap index closed at 2,895.79, down 102.60 points or 3.42 percent from its previous close at 2,998.39 points.
The BSE smallcap index finished at 3,385.34, down 107.78 pints or 3.09 percent from its previous close at 3,493.12 points.