Money on the markets
A maturing market amid the mayhem
The top benchmark losers included Tata Motors, which slipped 6.2 percent, ICICI Bank, which was down 4.5 percent, and L&T which lost 4 percent.
The BSE Realty Index slipped over 4 percent. Shares in Akruti City fell 27.8 percent and DLF ended 1.3 percent lower.
The Capital Goods Index (down 2.5 percent) and the Bankex (down 1.95 percent) were amongst the other sectoral losers.
The benchmark gained 1.2 percent in early trade, but lost ground on profit taking and closed at 9,001.
After mid day, the benchmark touched an intra-day high of 9,120 – a rise of over 2 percent – but pared gains later to close at 8,976. It was the index’s highest close in a month.