Stock investors got increasingly worried about the possibility of fiscal slippage as the Sensex
plunged 181 points due to concerns over trade deficit that ballooned to an almost three-year high.
Lacklustre earnings by some blue-chip companies left investors disheartened, too.
are pricing in the potential for a fiscal deficit target being pushed higher, with recent data showing pressures from both weak exports
as well as high oil
prices,” said Anand James, Chief Market Strategist, Geojit Financial
The opening for the 30-share Sensex
was positive, but positivity ended there as the index started rolling down afterwards. It settled at an over three-week low of 32,760.44, down 181.43 points, or 0.55 per cent.
The loss for the Sensex
read 372.69 points over the previous two sessions.
At the close, the NSE Nifty
was lower by 68.55 points, or 0.67 per cent, at 10,118.05. Intra-day, it moved between 10,175.45 and 10,094.
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