Markets rally in last hour, post handsome gains (Third Lead)

December 16th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian equities markets surged in the last trading hour with a key index closing (provisionally) 1.47 percent higher than its previous close.The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) shot up during the last session, closing 144.59 points or 1.47 percent higher than Monday’s close.

The Sensex stood at 9,976.98 points after crossing the 10,000-point level just before close.

The broader-based 50-share S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also rose sharply and closed at 3050.35 points or 2.32 percent higher.

Broader market indices continued outperforming the Sensex with the midcap index closing 2.5 percent higher than Monday’s close, while the smallcap index rose 3.21 percent over its previous close.

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