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Uncertainty over Karnataka government formation depress markets

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Uncertainty over government-formation in Karnataka, along with weak global cues, suppressed the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday afternoon.

No party achieved a clear majority in the election results announced on Tuesday, leading to uncertainty over the formation of the next government.

According to market analysts, heavy selling pressure was witnessed in and stocks.

At 1.23 p.m., the wider 50-scrip Nifty of (NSE) was trading at 10,783.25 points -- down 18.60 points or 0.17 per cent from the previous close of 10,801.85 points.

The barometer Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 35,452.35 points, was trading at 35,505.61 points (1.25 p.m.) -- lower by 38.33 points or 0.11 per cent -- from the previous day's close at 35,543.94 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 35,534.57 points and a low of 35,241.63 points in the trade so far.

The market breadth was bearish with 1,506 declines and 961 advances.

So far, the major gainers on the were Hindustan Unilever, Wipro, Yes Bank, (DVR) and Tata Motors, while Hero MotoCorp, ICICI Bank, Adani Ports, and were the major losers.

On the NSE, the top gainers were Lupin, and The major losers were Cipla, and

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 13:54 IST
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