Sensex falls over four percent (Second Lead)March 30th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Indian equities continued to be south-bound in afternoon trade Monday amid heavy selling. About 45 minutes before the closing bell, a key index was trading 4.45 percent lower than its previous close.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 9,902.35 points, was at 9,601.11 - a fall of 447.38 points or 4.45 percent from its previous close.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) lost 3.97 percent from its last close to rule at 2,985.15 points.
The BSE midcap index was ruling 1.2 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index was down 0.93 percent.