Stock markets closed on Monday

The BSE benchmark Sensex,bond and currency markets are closed on Monday for a local holiday.

Written by Reuters | Mumbai | Published: February 23, 2009 9:26:49 am

Stock,bond and currency markets are closed on Monday for a local holiday. Trading resumes on Tuesday.

On Friday,the 30-share BSE index fell 2.21 per cent to 8,843.21,its lowest close since Jan. 22,and registered its biggest weekly fall since October.

The partially convertible rupee ended at 49.72/74 per dollar on Friday,0.2 per cent weaker than Thursday’s close of 49.62/63. The unit had its biggest weekly fall since the end of December.

A strike by central bank employees disrupted bond trading on Friday. On Thursday,the yield on the most-traded paper,the 8.24 per cent 2018 bond ,ended at 6.42 per cent.

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