Sensex closes almost 5 percent lower

Monday, 30 March 2009, 10:33 Hrs
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Mumbai: Indian equities markets ended trade in the red Monday as global markets took a nose-dive, with a key index shutting shop 4.62 percent below its previous close.

The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 9,902.35 points, ended at 9,584.27 points (provisional) - a fall of 464.22 points or 4.62 percent from its previous close.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) lost 4 percent from its last close to end at 2,984.45 points.

The BSE midcap index was ruling 1.56 percent lower, while the BSE smallcap index was down 1.14 percent.
Source: IANS
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