Equity markets stay in the green early afternoon (Lead)

August 29th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian equitiy markets stayed in the green early Friday afternoon. There was buying interest in realty, banking and oil and gas stocks.At 12:30 p.m., the 30-share benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE), the Sensex, was at 14,538.89 points, up 490.55 points or 3.49 percent from its closing figure Thursday. It had reached a high of 14,549.57 points earlier Friday.

At the same time the broader based S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange was up by 135.30 points or 3.21 percent at 4,349.30.

The market breadth was positive. On BSE, 1,768 shares advanced, 634 declined and 77 remained unchanged.

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