Reliance Industries, ONGC, Coal India emerge top losers; Sensex cracks over 600 points

Dec 10, 2018, 10:53 AM IST
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Weakening rupee, crude oil price rise, escalation in US-China trade tensions, and uncertainty generated by exit poll verdicts made investors jittery causing the benchmark BSE Sensex to crack over 600 points Monday. The 30-share index dropped 551.74 points, or 1.55 per cent, to 35,121.51 in the opening session. All stocks in the index were trading in the red in the opening trade today.

The NSE Nifty slumped 172.95 points, or 1.62 per cent, to 10,520.75. The Sensex had rallied 361.12 points, or 1.02 per cent, to close at 35,673.25 Friday, and the broader Nifty had jumped 92.55 points, or 0.87 per cent, to 10,693.70 in the previous session.

The exit polls Friday predicted a tight finish between the BJP and the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, and a win for the opposition party in Rajasthan.

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Rupee rate

Rupee rate

On the other hand, the Rupee depreciated 59 paise to 71.40 against the US dollar in early trade Monday at the interbank foreign exchange amid strengthening US dollar against some currencies overseas. The Rupee is at three week low. The rupee opened lower at 71.28 against the dollar and dropped further to 71.41, 59 paise down over its previous close. On Friday, the domestic currency recuperated by 8 paise to close at 70.82 against the US dollar.

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Top losers

Top losers

The carnage on Dalal Street was led by metal, realty, banking, and auto stocks. Top losers include Reliance Industries, Adani Ports, PowerGrid, Coal India, Asian Paints, Kotak Bank, ONGC, Vedanta, Yes Bank, Bharti Airtel, Hero MotoCorp and ICICI Bank, falling up to 4 per cent.

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Impact on oil

Impact on oil

Global crude oil prices rose after Opec members and 10 other oil producing nations agreed Friday to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day in a bid to boost prices. Opec meet and the arrest of Global CFO of Huawei has unnerved global investors. To add more to it, domestic state election results may just be the fuel for a short-term volatility, according to market said.

Brent crude, the international benchmark, was trading 0.68 per cent up at USD 62.09 per barrel. The rupee, meanwhile, depreciated 59 paise to 71.40 against the US dollar in early trade at the interbank foreign exchange amid strengthening of the US dollar against some currencies overseas.

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Selling by FIIs

Selling by FIIs

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 817.40 crore Friday, on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were net buyers to the tune of Rs 242.56 crore, provisional data available with BSE showed.

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