Sensex slips further into red (Lead)May 21st, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) A key index of the Indian equities markets was down 220 points from its last closing figure about 90 minutes before closing bell Thursday - after buying by foreign investors had helped it climb back into the green earlier.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 14,043.38 points, was ruling 209.46 points or 1.49 percent lower than its previous close Wednesday at 13,851.2 points.
However, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), was only marginally in the red, losing about 25 points from the last close to trade at 4,247.053 points.
On the other hand, broader market indices were ruling in the green, with the BSE midcap index gaining 1.29 percent and the BSE smallcap index up 4.13 percent.