Sensex closes 59 points down, metal stocks dip

Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities, the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange, provisionally closed 59 points or 0.21 percent down on Monday as stocks of metal, capital goods and fast moving consumer durables (FMCG) companies plunged.

The wider, 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) too closed the day’s trade in the red. It was down 14.60 points or 0.17 percent at 8,633.15 points (provisional figures, subject to change).

The Sensex, which opened at 28,546.31 points, closed the day’s trade at 28,444.23 points (3.30 p.m.), down 59.07 points or 0.21 percent from the previous day’s close at 28,503.30 points. It had touched a high of 28,581.82 points and a low of 28,384.09 points in the intra-day trade.

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