Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sensex closes 180 points lower

MUMBAI: A benchmark index for Indian equities markets on Wednesday closed 180 points lower a day before an imminent rate hike by the country's central bank.

The 30-scrip sensitive index ( sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 18,298.59 points, closed at 18,127.82 points (provisional) -- down 180.84 points or 0.99% from its previous close at 18,308.66 points.

The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange also ended in the red at 5,447.1 points, down 0.97 percent.

Broader markets also ended in the negative, with the BSE midcap index closing 0.7 percent down and the BSE smallcap index ending 0.65% lower.

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