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Sensex down 1.48 per cent in early trade

A benchmark index for Indian equities on Tuesday opened in the red and was ruling 1.48 per cent lower than its previous close, about 15 minutes into trade.

business Updated: May 25, 2010 09:52 IST

A benchmark index for Indian equities on Tuesday opened in the red and was ruling 1.48 per cent lower than its previous close, about 15 minutes into trade.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 16,444.57 points, was ruling at 16,226 points, 243.55 points or 1.48 per cent down from its previous close at 16,469.55 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty was ruling at 4,878.7 points, down 1.32 per cent from its previous close at 4,943.95 points.

Selling pressure was witnessed in broader markets as well, with the BSE midcap index ruling 0.6 per cent down and the BSE smallcap index 0.66 per cent lower.