Markets slip further in afternoon (Second Lead)

Mumbai, April 22 (Inditop) Indian equities markets slipped further in the afternoon session Wednesday, with a key index ruling 140.42 points lower about an hour before the closing bell.

The 30-scrip Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) sensitive index (Sensex), which opened at 10,968.6 points, fell 140.42 points or 1.29 percent from the previous close to rule at 10,757.69 points.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) lost 1.57 percent from the previous close to trade at 3,312.3 points.

The BSE midcap index lost 1.44 percent, while the BSE smallcap index was down 1.96 percent.