Markets hold on to gains (Second Lead)

January 27th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Indian equities markets were trading firmly Tuesday, with a key index trading 3.42 percent higher than its previous close nearly an hour before the closing bell. The sensitive index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (Sensex) was at 8,971 points, 3.42 percent or 296.554 points higher than Monday’s close.

At the same time, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange was at 2,769.55 points, 3.4 percent higher than its previous close of 2,678.55.

Broader market indices were also up with the BSE midcap index gaining 0.64 percent and the BSE smallcap ruling 0.28 percent higher.

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