Sensex closes 434 points down (Second Lead)

August 21st, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian equity markets closed deep in the red Thursday. The 30-share benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Sensex, which opened at 14,646.98 points, touched a low of 14,201.18 before closing at 14,243.73. It went down by 434.50 points or 2.96 percent compared to its closing figure Wednesday.

The S&P CNX Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange, which opened at 4,416.20 points, closed at 4,283.85. It went down by 131.90 points or 2.99 percent.

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