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Sensex plummets in last hour to close 240 points lower

Indian equities markets today closed amid high volatility with a benchmark index ending almost 240 points lower. It had moved up to an intra-day high to 20,332 points in early trade, while it touched the intra-day low at 19,923.96 points.

business Updated: Oct 19, 2010 16:15 IST

Indian equities markets on Tuesday closed amid high volatility with a benchmark index ending almost 240 points lower.

The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 20,298.55 points, closed at 19,929.08 points (provisional), down 239.81 points or 1.19 per cent from its previous close at 20,168.89 points.

It had moved up to an intra-day high to 20,332 points in early trade, while it touched the intra-day low at 19,923.96 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the 50-share S&P CNX Nifty ended at 6,011.1 points, down 1.07 per cent.

Broader markets also gave up their gains. The BSE midcap index closed 0.06 percent higher and the BSE smallcap index ended 0.13 per cent up.