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Sensex provisionally closes in the red; 24 points down

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Mumbai: Following two days of consecutive heavy losses, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally closed in the red.

The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) provisionally closed the day’s trade down 24 points or 0.09 percent. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed marginally lower in the day’s trade. It slipped-down 4.45 points or 0.05 percent at 8,130.65 points.

The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 26,940.64 points, closed the day’s trade at 26,813.42 points (at 3.35 p.m.) — down 23.78 points or 0.09 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,837.20 points. The Sensex touched a high of 26,948.84 points and a low of 26,551.97 points in the intra-day trade.