Markets manage to hold on to day’s gains at close (Third Lead)

January 2nd, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Indian equities markets failed to hold on to an afternoon rally but managed to close marginally higher Friday than its previous close with a key index ending trade up 0.55 percent.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed 0.55 percent or 54.67 points higher from Thursday’s close, and ended at 9,958.22 points after having crossed the psychological 10,000-mark during the day.

The Sensex closed Thursday at 9,903.46 points.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading at 3,051.10 points, 0.58 percent higher than its Thursday close.

Other market indices like the midcap index gained 2.17 percent, while the smallcap index rose 1.58 percent over its previous close.

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