Mumbai: Equity and currency markets in the country will remain closed on Wednesday on the occasion of Diwali-Balipratipada. Trading in the markets will resume on Thursday. On Monday, too, domestic financial markets were closed for regular trading. The equity markets opened for a special one-hour Muhurat trading between 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm.
Indian equity benchmark indices settled lower on Tuesday. BSE Sensex index fell 287.70 points, or 0.48%, to close at 59,543.96. NSE Nifty declined 74.40 points, or 0.42%, to end at 17,656.35. The Indian rupee ended slightly lower at 82.73 against US dollar on Tuesday.