Markets still in a slump (Second Lead)

January 20th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian equities markets were still trading at a loss an hour before closing Tuesday with a key index ruling 2.43 percent lower than its previous close.The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened Tuesday at 9,159.76 points against the previous close at 9,329.57, was ruling at 9,102.88 points.

At this level, the Sensex was down 226.69 points or 2.43 percent from Monday’s close.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange was also in a slump, ruling at 2,774.55 points, 2.53 percent lower than its previous close.

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