Markets close in green, Sensex gains 317 points (Third Lead)

January 5th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Buoyed by the government’s second stimulus package announced Friday, Indian equities markets closed in the green Monday. A key index ended trade 3.36 percent higher than its previous close.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed at 10,275.6 points (provisional), up 3.19 percent or 317.38 points from its previous close of 9,958.22 points.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 2.69 percent to close at 3,128.6 points.

Broader market indices like the BSE midcap index was up 1.78 percent, while the smallcap index closed 1.21 percent higher.

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