Sensex, Nifty May See Gap-down Opening Amid Global Selloff

Markets continue to nosedive Sensex falls over 540 points Nifty below 11,000-mark

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The key Indian equity indices provisionally closed Tuesday's trade in the negative territory, paring some losses to recover from their day's lows.

The broader Nifty was also trading below 10,400-level by falling 311.35 points or 2.92 per cent at 10,355.20.

Mumbai: Markets extended their losses for the sixth successive session today, with the benchmark Sensex falling by another 561 points to close at a one-month low of 34,195.94 amid a meltdown in the world markets.

At 9:26 am, the Sensex was trading 991 points or 2.85% lower at 33,765. Among other Asian markets Singapore was 2.3% off, Seoul dived 3%, Taipei lost 3.7%, Manila plunged 2.7% and Shan ghai gave up 2.1%.

Since February 1, the day Union Budget 2018-19 was presented, the 30-share Sensex has plummeted by over 2,000 points and the NSE Nifty has lost 500 points during the four-day period.

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The start was distinctly weak as the markets went into a free-fall.

Tata Steel and Bharti Airtel were the gainers on the BSE, while the top losers were Tata Motors, Tata Motors (DVR), Tata Consultancy Services, Hero MotoCorp and Kotak Bank.

The BSE Sensex rose by 200.95 points to close at an all-time high of 32,633.64 as investor optimism climbed following encouraging comments from the International Monetary Fund chief.

Nifty 50 fell 186.50 points or 1.75 percent to 10,480. Tata Motors fell 10 per cent in opening trade.

India's volatility index (VIX), soared 5 per cent on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) signalling the underlying nervousness in the market.

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At 1:07 PM, the BSE Sensex was trading at 34,852, down 215 points, while the Nifty50 index was trading at 10,690, down 70 points.

"Investor sentiment showed no signs of improvement after the announcement of a 10 per cent tax on long-term capital gains accrued from equity investments".

Meanwhile, a sell-off in global markets has further hit sentiments on domestic bourses which are already reeling under budget woes.

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell almost 1,600 points during the session, its biggest intraday decline in history, on fears quickening inflation may lead to higher rates by the US Federal Reserve.

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