(G.N.S) dt. 8
Today’s market closes with a huge fall of red sign. The 30-share BSE index fell 485.82 points or 0.92 per cent to close at 52,568.94; while the broader NSE Nifty settled 151.75 points or 0.96 per cent lower at 15,727.90.
All but IT index closed in the red with the Nifty Metal and PSU Bank indices leading the list of losers, down over 2 per cent each, followed by the Nifty Bank index, down 1.4 per cent. The Nifty IT index was up 0.05 per cent.
Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy’s, ICICI Bank, SBI and Kotak Bank were the major laggards in the sensex pack falling as much as 2.3 per cent.
Whereas the top gainers of today, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, PowerGrid, NTPC and IndusInd Bank roses up to 1.44 per cent.
On the NSE platform, sub-indices Nifty Metal, PSU Bank, Bank and Financial Services fell as much as 2.19 per cent.
The Indian rupee weakened by 9 paise to end at 74.71 (provisional) against the US currency on Thursday as weaker domestic equities weighed on the forex market sentiment.
At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee opened weak at 74.75 per dollar. It hovered in a range of 74.84 to 74.65 during the session before ending at 74.71 against the greenback.