Markets close lower, Sensex sheds 0.71 percent (Third Lead)

February 27th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian equities closed in the red Friday, with a key index ending trade 0.71 percent lower than its last close.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex), which opened at 8,944.11 points, closed at 8,891.61 points, down 0.71 percent or 63.25 points.

The S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) shut shop at 2,758.8 points, 0.96 percent lower than its last close of 2,785.65 points.

The BSE midcap index was 0.04 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index was down 0.22 percent.

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