Finance news

Mumbai: Indian equities markets continued to languish in dull trade around Friday noon, with capital goods and consumer durables stocks leading the losers pack.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,292.57 points, was ruling at 19,306.53 points, up 14.51 points or 0.08 percent from its previous close at 19,292.02 points. The 50-scrip S and P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was also trading lacklustre at 5,790.95 points, up 0.1 percent.

Broader markets were ruling quiet as well with the BSE midcap index up 0.07 percent and the BSE small cap index down 0.34 percent.

The market breadth was negative with 1,167 stocks advancing, 1,340 on the decline and 88 remaining unchanged.

There was not much action on the Asian markets with some major bourses closed.

The Shanghai composite index of the Chinese stock exchanges was trading 0.32 percent up at 2,896.18 points.

The Hang Seng of the Hong Kong stock exchange slipped 0.41 percent and was ruling at 23,707.38 points.

The Japanese markets were closed on account of a holiday.