Markets move south, Sensex 284 points down (Third Lead)March 2nd, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Indian equities markets closed in the red Monday, with a key index ending trade 3.2 percent lower than its previous close.
The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex), which opened at 8,762.88 points, closed at 8,607.08 points, down 3.2 percent or 284.53 points from Friday’s close.
The S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,674.6 points, 3.22 percent lower than its last close of 2,763.65 points.
The BSE midcap index closed 2.08 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index was down 1.83 percent.