New Delhi: All the wholesale commodities markets were closed in the national capital on Thursday in view of the bandh called by the opposition parties to protest the government's decision to hike diesel prices and allow foreign direct investment (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 (BSE), National Stock Exchange (NSE), Forex futures commodity markets were opened for regular trading as the bandh evoked little response in Mumbai, owing to 'Ganesh Chaturthi' festivities across Maharashtra.


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