Equities end in red, key index below 9,000 again (Second Lead)

November 6th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) After yet another day of mauling, Indian equities markets ended in the red once again Thursday with a key share index shedding nearly 400 points to close below the psychologically important 9,000-point mark.The 30-share benchmark sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) finished at 9,734.22, down 385.79 points or 3.81 percent from its previous close Wednesday at 10,120.01 points.

The market opened weak at 9,755.03 points, down 364.98 points or 3.6 percent from its previous close Wednesday, and hit an intra-day low of 9,635.22 before inching up to its current value.

The broader-based 50-share S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also opened weak and closed at 2,892.65, down 102.3 points or 3.42 percent from its previous close at 2,994.95 points.

The BSE midcap index closed at 3,318.41, down 76.20 points or 2.24 percent from its previous close at 3,394.61 points.

The BSE smallcap index too finished in the red at 3,880.27, down 84.51 points or 2.13 percent from its previous close at 3,964.78 points.

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