Markets end day at a loss (Third Lead)

January 12th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian equities shut shop in the red Monday with a key index shedding 3.18 percent over the previous closing figure.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was down 3.18 percent or 299.16 points Monday (provisional) ending trade at 9,107.31 points.

The Sensex opened at 9,316.33 points Monday, lower than its previous close of 9,406.47 Friday.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) performed similarly and closed at 2,799.90 points, 2.54 percent lower.

Other market indices also fell, with BSE’s midcap index trading 2.34 percent lower and the smallcap index shedding 1.64 percent.

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