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Sensex slips 126 points in early trade

Friday, August 21, 2009 (10:37:24) Tags: business, exchange,Indian equities, Sensex, BSE, NSE Mumbai: Indian equities markets made a poor start today with a key index dipping 126 points within five minutes of the opening bell. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 14,951.49 points, as against Thursday's close at 15,012.32 points. It slipped to 14,886.31 points, 126.01 or 0.84 percent down, within five minutes of trade. The S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) too was trading in the negative terrain at 4,410.25 points, a loss of 0.97 percent. Broader market indices were trading mixed, with the BSE midcap index down 0.1 percent, but the BSE smallcap index 0.16 percent higher. (IANS)