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Selling pressure pulled the BSE Sensex below 14,000 on Wednesday as concerns over global economic recovery spooked financial markets all around.
Trade was volatile and the 30-share sensitive index touched an intra-day low of 13,701 before closing 401 points lower at 13,769. The fifty-share Nifty ended 2.93 percent down at 4,078.
The fall in the benchmark was led by L&T, ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries and HDFC Bank.
The BSE Sensex ended 0.9 percent up on Tuesday, recovering from yesterday’s biggest one-day drop in six months.
The benchmark turned negative during trade after rising more than 1 percent, as a large budget deficit weighed on investors’ minds. Trade was volatile and the 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day low of 14,000 to an intra-day high of 14,252 and closed 127 points higher at 14,170.
The BSE Sensex advanced on Friday tracking world markets after positive U.S. economic data boosted investor sentiment and cemented hopes of a global economic recovery. The benchmark, however, snapped a run of 14 weekly gains.
The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day low of 14,179 to an intra-day high of 14,559, and closed 256 points higher at 14,521. The fifty-share Nifty ended 1.4 percent up at 4313.
The rise in the benchmark was led by L&T, Infosys, ITC and HDFC Bank.
On the sectoral front, the BSE Capital Goods Index advanced 4.5 percent, followed by the Realty Index which ended 3.1 percent higher. All other BSE Indices closed the day in the green.
The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 15,257 to an intra-day low of 14,994, and finally closed 94 points higher at 15,103. The fifty-share Nifty ended 0.3 percent higher at 4586.
The BSE Sensex closed 0.74 percent lower on Wednesday as weak Asian markets dampened sentiments and investors booked profits for a third session.
The Sensex jumped 335 points on Thursday to cross the 10,000 mark, driven by strong global markets and short covering in monthly derivative contracts.