Markets fall further in afternoon trade (Second Lead)February 27th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian equities markets were in a slump Friday, with a key index 2.07 percent down about 90 minutes before the closing bell.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex), which opened at 8,944.11 points, was trading at 8,769.94 points, down 2.07 percent or 184.92 points from Thursday’s close.
The S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,721.25 points, 2.31 percent lower than its last close of 2,785.65 points.
The BSE midcap index was 0.56 percent higher, while the BSE smallcap index was down 0.45 percent.