The Sensex fell over 190 points in early trade on Monday amid weak sentiment in Asian markets and led by losses in Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and Infosys. On Monday morning, the 30-share Sensex was trading at 58,111.91, down 193.16 points or 0.33 percent. Similarly, Nifty fell 37.90 points or 0.22 percent to 17,331.35 in the opening session.
HCL Tech was the biggest loser in the Sensex, down 1.39 percent. It was followed by Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Nestle India, Axis Bank, Titan and IndusInd Bank. On the other hand, HDFC, Bharti Airtel, Maruti, ITC, Kotak Bank and Tata Steel were the biggest gainers.
In the previous session on Thursday, the 30-share Sensex closed 54.81 points or 0.09 per cent higher at 58,305.07, its all-time high. On the other hand, the NSE Nifty closed at 17,369.25, up 15.75 points or 0.09 per cent. Markets were closed on Friday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi.
In Asia, shares in Shanghai, Seoul and Hong Kong were trading negative in mid-session deals. Tokyo’s stock market saw a fall.
Meanwhile, international oil benchmark Brent crude rose 0.62 percent to $73.37 a barrel.
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net buyers in the capital market and bought shares worth Rs 423.44 crore on Thursday, according to provisional exchange data.
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