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.