Markets closed today for Lok Sabha elections voting in Mumbai

Reuters Posted online: Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 0000 hrs
Mumbai : Indian debt, currency and equity markets will be closed on Thursday as Mumbai takes part in the five-week long Lok Sabha Election process set to conclude in mid-May. Trading will resume on Friday.

The benchmark BSE Sensex gained 0.52 percent to close at 22,876.54 on Wednesday after earlier touching a record high of 22,912.52. The broader NSE Nifty closed 0.37 percent higher at 6,840.80, after earlier touching an all-time high of 6,861.60.

The 10-year benchmark yield ended flat at 8.85 percent, while the partially convertible Indian rupee closed at 61.07/08 per dollar compared with its close of 60.76/77 on Tuesday.