Mumbai, March 14 :
A benchmark index of Indian equities markets tanked 149.80 points or 0.69 percent in the pre-noon trade Friday.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 21,648.05 points, was trading at 21,624.81 points in the pre-noon session, down 149.80 points or 0.69 percent from the previous day’s close at 21,774.61 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 21,714.44 points and a low of 21,608.37 points during the trade so far.
The S&P BSE bankex tanked 253.67 points, capital goods index plummeted by 135.72 points, and FMCG index dropped by 45.01 points. However, healthcare index gained 67 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also slumped by 37.90 points or 0.58 percent down and was trading at 6,455.20 points.