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  • Sensex ends with losses, fails to keep early lead

    Mumbai: Benchmark Sensex extended losses for the third straight session Wednesday, falling 169 points to end at a near two-month low of 37,121.22 as cautious investors pared their portfolios, ignoring positive global cues and recovery in rupee. Stocks saw a positive start as the Sensex touched a high of 37,530.63 intra-day in tune with the rupee recovering from its record low.

  • Sensex, Nifty turn choppy on global rising trade war concerns

    Mumbai: Benchmark indices turned volatile in early trade Tuesday on escalating global trade concerns after US President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on an additional USD 200 billion worth of imports from China.

  • Sensex crashes 505 points on rupee woes, global worries

    Mumbai: After rallying for two sessions, the BSE benchmark Sensex Monday tumbled over 505 points to slip below the 38,000-level as worries about global trade war and prevailing rupee crisis dampened investors mood despite the government announcing steps to stem a steep fall in the Indian currency. The broader Nifty too nosedived over 137 points to end below the 11,400-mark. Subdued Asian and European markets due to escalating trade war between the US and China

  • Sensex cracks 350 points on profit-booking, weak global cues

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex sank over 350 points in early trade Monday after two sessions of gains as investors cashed profits in consumer durables, banking, oil & gas and PSU stocks, amid fresh weakness in the rupee and weak global cues.

  • Sensex climbs 300 pts on positive economic data, rupee recovery

    Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex reclaimed the 38,000-mark by surging over 300 points in opening trade Friday on heavy buying by domestic institutional investors as the industrial production grew at 6.6 per cent in July and retail inflation cooled to a 10-month low.

  • Sensex, Nifty back in green, all eyes on macro data

    Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex recovered by over 100 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 11,300-mark in opening trade Wednesday following fresh purchases made by domestic investors ahead of key macroeconomic data to be released later in the day.

  • Sensex crashes 509 points to end at over 1-month low on global trade woes

    Mumbai: Market benchmark BSE Sensex crashed 509 points to close at more than one-month low of 37,413.13 due to heavy losses in metal, auto and financial stocks as investors fretted over heightened global trade war concerns. Besides, the rupee hit yet another new lifetime low of 72.73 against the dollar (intra-day) at the forex market, which also triggered selling in equities pace towards the close. Amid continuous foreign capital outflows, the 30-share barometer

  • Sensex, Nifty turn choppy on mixed Asian cues

    Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex Tuesday rose 95 points, but soon turned choppy on weak global cues amid lingering global trade war concerns. The 30-share index opened higher by 95.32 points, or 0.25 per cent, at 38,017.49. It, however, turned choppy and was trading 8 paise, or 0.02 per cent, higher at 37,930.97 at 0930hrs.

  • Sensex tumbles 468 pts as Re hits a lifetime low of 72.67

    Mumbai: Market benchmark BSE Sensex tanked 468 points or 1.22 per cent to end below the 38,000 mark as the rupee falling further to a record low and widening current account deficit spooked investors. The 30-share index closed at 37,922.17, down by 467.65 points or 1.22 per cent, which was its biggest single-day fall since March 16 when it had lost 509.54 points.

  • Sensex builds on gains for 2nd day as Re recovers; auto leads rally

    Mumbai: Markets remained in better form for the second straight session Friday, with the Sensex closing over 147 points higher as auto shares zoomed on sustained buying by domestic institutional investors amid the rupee staging a recovery.

  • Sensex, Nifty retract in early trade in line with Asian markets

    Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex drifted lower by nearly 166 points and the NSE Nifty slipped below the 11,500-level in the opening session Friday due to intense selling mainly in banking, power and healthcare shares amid weak Asian cues.

  • Stocks stage relief rally on value-buying; RIL leads recovery

    Mumbai: Markets staged a strong comeback Thursday after six straight sessions of losses as investors accumulated recently hammered healthcare, energy and power stocks towards the fag-end even as the rupee breached the 72-level for the first time. The BSE Sensex rebounded 224.50 points to end at 38,242.81, while the broader Nifty gained 59.95 points to 11,536.90. Benchmarks largely benefited from value buying in  beaten-down stocks lead by RIL and Sun Pharma, tracking a rebound in

  • Sensex falls for 5th day on rising crude prices, rupee woes

    New Delhi: The benchmark BSE Sensex Tuesday lost about 155 points to close at an over two-week low of 38,157.92, falling for the fifth session in a row following sustained foreign fund outflows, surging global crude oil prices and tumbling rupee against dollar.

  • Sensex, Nifty turn volatile on foreign fund outflow, rising oil prices

    Mumbai: In volatile trade, benchmark indices turned choppy after opening higher in early trade Tuesday on foreign fund outflows, surging global crude oil prices and weak rupee amid negative global cues. The 30-share index fell up to 122.72 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 38,189.80, after touching a high of 38,518.56 at the outset.

  • Sensex succumbs to late sell-off, ends in red for 4th straight session on rupee woes

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex erased all its early gains to end lower by about 333 points in see-saw trade today, posting fourth straight session fall due to widespread selling in FMCG, realty, power and banks stocks amid the rupee hitting yet another record low. Weakening global cues, triggered by continuing trade war spats between the US and China, too impacted domestic market sentiment.

  • Sensex, Nifty rally on robust GDP data, rupee recovery

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex rallied nearly 300 points in early session Monday on fresh buying in IT, teck and capital goods counters following robust GDP growth rate for the April-June quarter of fiscal and recovery in rupee.

  • Sensex, Nifty clock 2nd straight session loss on F&O expiry, rupee woes

    Mumbai: Indian equity benchmarks declined for the second straight session today as financial stocks came under pressure amid the rupee collapsing to a new record low against the US dollar and concerns over surging crude oil prices. Investors also appeared cautious in view of expiry of August futures and options (F&O) and also due to mixed cues from global markets. Investors offloaded their long bets in F&O segment instead of carrying them forward to

  • Sensex, Nifty turn choppy on F&O expiry, weak rupee

    Mumbai: Benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty gave up initial gains and turned negative after investors turned cautious ahead of August futures and options expiry today amid mixed cues from other Asian markets.