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Sensex slips below 15,000; Wipro drops

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The BSE Sensex erased early morning gains of over 2 percent and ended 1.46 percent down on Wednesday as weak sentiments across Asia downplayed investor sentiments.

The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 15,369 to an intra-day low of 14,786 and closed 219 points lower at 14,843. MARKETS-SOUTHASIA-STOCKS/

The fifty-share Nifty ended 1.57 percent down to 4398.

IT and capital goods stocks saw some heavy selling while most of the other sectors pared their early gains.

On the sectoral front, the BSE Capital Goods Index dropped 1.87 percent, followed by the Auto Index which ended 1.61 percent lower. All other indices ended the day in the red.

Sensex ends flat in choppy trade

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The Sensex jumped nearly 50 points on Friday to end at 10,048.49, driven mostly by increasing optimism worldwide.

Gains however were capped by profit-booking in a market that has recovered considerable ground after Satyam unveiled the country’s biggest corporate fraud in early January.

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