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India markets see worst January in four years ahead of Union Budget

The Sensex fell 0.5 per cent to 40,723.49 at the close of trade, resulting in a monthly loss of 1.3 per cent, its worst such performance since July and start to the year since 2016

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Ronojoy Mazumdar | Bloomberg Mumbai
The benchmark index fell on Friday, capping its worst January since 2016 as the government grapples with measures to spur the slowing economy.

The Sensex fell 0.5 per cent to 40,723.49 at the close of trade, resulting in a monthly loss of 1.3 per cent, its worst such performance since July and start to the year since 2016. The NSE’s Nifty, too, declined 0.6 per cent.

Local markets will remain open on Saturday, enabling investors to trade as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman outlines the country’s annual Budget as the government seeks to revive demand. 

Topics : Markets

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First Published: Jan 31 2020 | 11:45 PM IST

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