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Sensex plunges 200 pts on capital outflows, Asian cues

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Extending its losses for the second session, benchmark dropped by nearly 200 points in early trade today on sustained selling by foreign funds and retail investors amid weak Asian cues.

Investors turning cautious ahead of the release of US jobs data and prices retreating in global market also led to dampened sentiment on domestic bourses.

The 30-share index was trading lower by 199.97 points, or 0.75 per cent, to 26,359.95. The gauge had lost 92.89 points in the previous session.

All the sectoral indices led by realty, and consumer durables were trading in the red, falling by up to 1.07 per cent.

The fell 62.15 points, or 0.76 per cent, to 8,130.75 in early trade.

Brokers said steady capital outflows by foreign funds and losses across amid caution ahead of the release of US jobs data -- to be released today -- made the domestic equities heedful.

of some auto makers were under pressure following drop in their sales in November on account of demonetisation of high value currency.

M&M, Hero MotoCorp and were trading lower by up to 0.16 per cent. Maruti Suzuki also fell 0.63 per cent despite the company posted double digit sales growth in November.

Other big losers were HDFC Ltd, Dr Reddy's, ITC Ltd, Aani Ports, Asian Paint, L&T, Infosys, HDFC Bank,Bharti Airtel, NTPC, TCS and Power Grid, falling by up to 2.32 per cent.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1.06 per cent while Japan's Nikkei was down by 0.47 per cent in early trade today. The Shanghai Composite Index too inched lower by 0.50 per cent.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average, however, ended 0.36 per cent higher yesterday.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 10:07 IST