Sensex provisionally closes 166 points down (Fourth Lead)

Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) A day ahead of the crucial deadline for Greece to repay part of its debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sentiments were subdued in the Indian equity markets, whose barometer index provisionally closed deep in the red on Monday.

The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) recovered from its initial plunge of about 602.65 points to provisionally close at over 166 points down.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed the day’s trade in the negative territory. It fell by 52 points or 0.62 percent at 8,329.25 points.

The 30-scrip S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 27,451.07 points, closed the day’s trade at 27,645.15 points (at 3.30 p.m.), down 166.69 points or 0.60 percent from its previous day’s close at 27,811.84 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 27,695.32 points and a low of 27,209.19 points in the intra-day trade.

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