Markets slip at opening bell

February 17th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS  

SensexMumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian equities markets opened weak Tuesday with a key index ruling 2.02 percent below its last closing figure.

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened at 9,213.4 points, lower than its 9,305.45 point close Monday. About 10 minutes into trade, it was at 9,117.61 points, 2.02 percent or 187.84 points lower than its previous close.

At the same time, the S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was at 2,792.85 points, 1.96 percent lower than its previous close of 2,848.5.

The BSE midcap index was 1.64 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index was down 1.01 percent.

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