Lacklustre trading continues in Indian equities (Second Lead)

December 16th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Trading in Indian equities markets remained dull Tuesday with a key index ruling 0.06 percent lower around 2:20 p.m.The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was ruling at 9,826.66 points, a slight dip of 0.06 percent or 5.73 points over its close Monday at 9,832.39 points.

The broader-based 50-share S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), which had breached the 3,000 mark earlier in the day, was ruling a tad below at 2,995.7 points, a meagre rise of 0.49 percent over its previous close.

Broader market indices continued outperforming the Sensex with the midcap index trading 1.68 percent higher than the previous close, while the smallcap index rose 2.4 percent over Monday’s close.

Trading on Asian markets was also sluggish, with the Nikkei, a key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, sliding further since morning trade to currently rule 1.12 percent lower than its previous close.

However, the Hang Seng, a key index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange performed better, rising 0.55 percent over its previous close.

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