Markets remain volatile in afternoon trade (Second Lead)

January 9th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Indian equities markets remained volatile till mid-afternoon Friday, with a key index losing about 1.44 percent over its last close.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was down 1.44 percent or 137.92 points to 9,448.96 points, after opening lower than Wednesday’s close of 9,586.88 points.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading at 2,850.3 points, 2.4 percent lower than its previous close.

Other market indices like the BSE midcap index was trading 2.94 percent lower than its previous close while the smallcap index was 2.96 percent below.

Top losers included Satyam Computer (down 45.43 percent and trading at Rs.21.80), and Sterlite Industries (down 10.88 percent and trading at Rs.269.10).

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