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BSE Sensex falls on weak Asia, monsoon worries

Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 11:02

Mumbai: Indian equities markets made a poor start Friday with a key index dipping 126 points within five minutes of the opening bell.

The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 14,951.49 points, as against Thursday`s close at 15,012.32 points. It slipped to 14,886.31 points, 126.01 or 0.84 percent down, within five minutes of trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) too was trading in the negative terrain at 4,410.25 points, a loss of 0.97 percent.

Broader market indices were trading mixed, with the BSE midcap index down 0.1 percent, but the BSE smallcap index 0.16 percent higher.


First Published: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 11:02
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