All the wholesale commodities markets were closed here today in view of the bandh called by opposition parties to protest the Government’s decision to hike diesel prices and allow FDI in retail sector.

The commodity markets, including bullion and metals in the walled city area, were closed as various trader associations observed the bandh.

Shopkeepers in Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoli, Fatehpuri and Tilak Bazar, a hub for grains, pulses and chemical business, kept their shutters down.

However, Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange, Forex and futures commodity markets were opened for regular tradings as the bandh evoked little response in Mumbai because of ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ festivities across Maharashtra.

(This article was published on September 20, 2012)
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