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Sensex Falls Over 450 Points, Nifty Below 10,100: 10 Things To Know

Share markets on Thursday: Prominent losers in the 30-share Sensex pack were Bharti Airtel, Infosys,Wipro, ICICI Bank, Vedanta and Adani Ports.

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Sensex Falls Over 450 Points, Nifty Below 10,100: 10 Things To Know

Share markets on Thursday:Twenty nine out of 30 Sensex stocks were trading in the red.

Domestic stock markets started Thursday's session on a lower note ahead of derivatives expiry amid a global sell-off. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) benchmark index Sensex plunged over 450 points to slip below the 34,000 mark.The wider Nifty50 index of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) cracked below the 10,150 mark. All the sectoral indices, led by banking, metal and capital goods stocks, were trading in the negative terrain. The Sensex touched an intraday low of 33,553 by afternoon.
Here are 10 things to know about stock market's on Thursday:
  1. At 12:25 pm, the 30-share BSE Sensex traded 346.33 points lower at 33,687.63, and the broader NSE Nifty was down 104.20 points at 10,120.55, down 1.02 per cent each.
  2. Investors were cautious ahead of the last session of October month expiry in the derivatives segment. 
  3. In the forex market, the rupee weakened by 19 paise to 73.35 against the US dollar due to increased demand for the US currency from importers.
  4. Twenty one out of 30 Sensex stocks were trading in the red in afternoon deals.
  5. Prominent losers in the 30-share Sensex pack were Vedanta, Adani Ports, Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank and Tata Motors, trading between 2.6 per cent and 4 per cent lower.
  6. Heavyweights Reliance Industries, HDFC and ICICI Bank contributed most to the losses.
  7. Top laggards on the 50-scrip index Nifty were IndiaBulls Housing Finance Vedanta Hindalco Industries, Adani Ports and Bharti Airtel, trading with losses of between 3.6 per cent and 5.1 per cent.
  8. Globally, Asian shares dived on Thursday as hundreds of billions of dollars haemorrhaged from global markets after a rout in tech stocks inflicted the largest daily decline on Wall Street since 2011, wiping out all its gains for the year.
  9. Crude oil prices slipped amid concerns over global growth. Brent crude fell 69 cents to $75.48 a barrel, while US crude dropped 54 cents to $66.28.
  10. On Wednesday, stock markets had closed in the green, after four consecutive sessions of fall. (With inputs from agencies)


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