It was a sea of red for Dalal Street on Monday with benchmark indices falling the most since April last year in intra-day deals. Panic selling due to the uncertainty around the quantum of a rate hike by the US Fed spooked the markets. Besides, geo-political tensions between Russia and Ukrain, rising dollar index, and surging oil prices and bond yield added to the woes.
The frontline S&P BSE Sensex crashed nearly 2,000 points intra-day, hitting a low of 56,984. It, however, staged a mild recovery in the fag-end and ended 1,546 points, or 2.6 per cent,