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Sensex closes 207 points lower

business Updated: Feb 02, 2010 16:14 IST

A benchmark index for Indian equities ended 207 points in the red on Tuesday as selling pressure intensified.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 16,368.44 points, shut shop at 16,148.55 points (provisional), down 207.48 points or 1.26 percent from its previous close at 16,356.03 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty closed at 4,824.95 points, against the previous close at 4,899.7 points, a loss of 1.53 percent or 74.75 points.

Broader markets too were in the red, with the BSE midcap index down 1.28 per cent and the BSE small cap index ending 0.86 per cent lower.