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Sensex drops 292 points

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MARKETS-SOUTHASIA/STOCKSIn pre-budget pessimism, investors booked profits on Tuesday shaving nearly 300 points off the benchmark.

The Sensex closed 1.97 pct down at 14,494, while the Nifty slipped 100 points to 4,291.

Losses in stocks like Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and L&T weighed on the benchmark.

Top listed realty firm DLF dropped over 8 percent to end as the top Sensex loser, followed by Tata Motors which fell 7.2 percent.

Sensex gains in choppy trade

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The BSE Sensex ended 0.69 percent higher on short-covering ahead of the monthly derivatives expiry. Gains were capped by worries about the health of the global economy.

Trade was volatile and the 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day low of 14,207 to an intra-day high of 14,479 and closed 98 points higher at 14,422. The fifty-share Nifty ended 1.08 percent up at 4,293.

Sensex extends gains, up 14 pct over 5 sessions

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INDIA-MARKETS/The stock market ended 1.1 percent higher on Friday at 13,887, on account of buying by some funds, taking its gains for the week to 14 percent.

The election result has helped in restoring battered investor confidence.

Heavyweight stocks like Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and L&T led the benchmark rise.

Market choppy on profit booking

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The Sensex closed marginally lower after a choppy session on Tuesday, as investors booked profits after the market rose over 10 percent in the previous two sessions.INDIA-STOCKS/6PCT

The benchmark closed 3.6 points down at 12,131.08, while the Nifty ended 0.2 percent higher at 3,661.90.

Profit-taking halts 8-day Sensex rally

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INDIAThe Sensex broke a long positive run today and closed below 11,000 as investors booked profits in a market that had gained over 18 percent in the eight-session rally. The benchmark close at 10947, registering a drop of almost 3 percent

The fall was led by heavyweights like Reliance Industries, which slipped 4.8 percent, L&T, which was down 5.3 percent, and ONGC, which fell 4.8 percent.

Sensex loses ground; Satyam jumps on renewed hopes

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The Sensex closed nearly 2 percent down on Monday as worries over the world economy hit investor sentiments.

The benchmark closed at 8160.4, dragged down by index heavyweights Reliance Industries (down 1.4 percent), ITC (down 4 percent) and Hindustan Unilever (down 3.3 percent).

Sensex ends 2 pct up after choppy start

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The BSE Sensex saw a choppy start today but buying by domestic funds lifted it into positive territory.

The 30-share sensitive index rose 2 percent to 9,424.24, its highest close since January 7, as domestic funds focussed on blue chips with earnings potential, such as Reliance Industries.

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