Sensex provisionally closes 134 points down (Third Lead)

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The logjam in parliament and anxiety surrounding a rate hike in the US subdued the Indian equity markets on Thursday, with a barometer index provisionally closing 134 points down.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) provisionally closed the day’s trade deep in the red. It lost 134.09 points or 0.47 percent.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) too closed in the negative territory. It fell 43.70 points or 0.51 percent at 8,589.80 points.

The S&P BSE Sensex which opened at 28,540.97 points, closed at 28,370.84 points (3.30 p.m.), down 134.09 points or 0.47 percent from the previous day’s close at 28,504.93 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 28,578.33 points and a low of 28,315.37 points in the intra-day trade.

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