Markets fall after early gains (Second Lead)

January 29th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) Indian equities markets slackened in afternoon trade Thursday, with a key index trading 0.47 percent lower than its previous close about an hour before the closing bell.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was at 9,214.12 points, 0.47 percent or 43.35 points lower than its last close. It had opened at 9,334.47 points, higher than its Wednesday close of 9,257.47 points.

At the same time, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,812.9 points, 1.28 percent lower than its previous close of 2,849.5 points.

Broader market indices were also down, with the BSE midcap index trading 0.44 percent lower and BSE smallcap falling 0.07 percent.

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