Markets extend lead in afternoon trade (Second Lead)

January 28th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Indian equities markets built on their morning gains Wednesday even as some big corporates posted disappointing third quarter results. Nearly an hour before the closing bell, a key index was ruling 2.04 percent higher than its previous close.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was at 9,187.56 points, up 2.04 percent or 183.48 points.

At the same time, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,825.85 points, 2.07 percent higher than its Tuesday close of 2,771.35 points.

Broader market indices were also up with the BSE midcap index trading 1.1 percent higher and BSE smallcap gaining 0.8 percent.

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