Markets close in the red (Third Lead)March 3rd, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Indian equities markets closed in the red Tuesday, with a key index shutting shop 2.09 percent lower.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 8,583.06 points, closed at 8,427.29 points (provisional), a fall of 179.79 points or 2.09 percent from its previous close.
Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) lost 2.08 percent from its last close to end at 2,619.05 points.
The BSE midcap index was 1.62 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index was down 1.3 percent.