Markets slip as government presents interim budget (Third Lead)

February 16th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian equities dived further Monday as acting finance minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the interim budget. A key index fell 3.29 percent from its previous close, around 12:20 p.m.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was trading at 9,353.24 points, down 3.29 percent or 316.76 points.

All major sectoral indices on the BSE turned negative.

The broader-based S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,860.45 points, 2.98 percent lower than its last close.

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