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Sensex loses 129.50 points in pre-noon session

Posted on Jan 17 2014 | IANS

Mumbai, Jan 17 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading 129.50 points or 0.61 percent down in the pre-noon trade Friday.

Selling pressure was seen in the banking index (bankex) and the IT and capital goods sectors.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S and P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 21,236.65 points, was trading at 21,135.68 points in the pre-noon session, down 129.50 points or 0.61 percent from the previous day's close at 21,265.18 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 21,270.11 points and a low of 21,131.66 points during the trade so far.

The S and P BSE bankex slumped 126.25 points, IT index dropped by 185.46 points and capital goods index went down by 48.33 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 31.40 points or 0.50 percent down at 6,287.50 points.

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