Sensex provisionally closes 62 points down

Mumbai, Aug 7:

A day after it touched a two-week high, a barometer index of the Indian equity markets provisionally closed in the red on Friday.

sensex-downContinuing logjam in parliament, impending US rate hike decision and other negative global cues led to the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) provisionally ending the day’s trade 62 points down.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also provisionally closed in the negative territory. It was down 24 points or 0.28 percent at 8,564.60 points.

The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 28,327.11 points, provisionally closed at 28,236.39 points (at 3.35 p.m.) — down 61.74 points or 0.22 percent from the previous day’s close at 28,298.13 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 28,335.67 points and a low of 28,193.93 points in the intra-day trade. (IANS)

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