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Indian share market extends losses

Updated February 27, 2019

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Most of the Bombay Stock Exchange sectoral indices trade in red, led by banking, power, PSU, realty and IT stocks. — AFP/File
Most of the Bombay Stock Exchange sectoral indices trade in red, led by banking, power, PSU, realty and IT stocks. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: After opening lower, the Indian stock markets — Sensex and Nifty — extended losses on Tuesday, following violation of Line of Control by the Indian Air Force, Business Today of India reported.

According to the report, the Sensex plunged nearly 500 points in opening deals and Nifty slipped below the 10,740 level.

Most of the Bombay Stock Exchange sectoral indices were trading in the red, led by banking, power, PSU, realty and IT stocks.

Lagging scrips like Yes Bank, Hero MotoCorp, Tata Steel, Vedanta, Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank, SBI, RIL, M&M, Kotak Bank, Bajaj Finance, Infosys, NTPC, HDFC, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, IndusInd Bank, L&T, PowerGrid, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Asian Paint, ITC and ONGC, fell up to 2.38 per cent, dragging down key indices.

All sectoral indices were in the red, with realty, utilities, and metal falling up to 3pc.

The brokers noted a fresh round of selling by domestic institutional ­investors that dampened market sentiment even more.

Published in Dawn, February 27th, 2019