Nifty FMCG index ends 2.44% lower. Top losers: COMPANY LATEST PREV CLOSE LOSS() LOSS(%) HIND. UNILEVER 1699.10 1780.10 -81.00 -4.55 UNITED SPIRITS 609.65 630.25 -20.60 -3.27 DABUR INDIA 466.35 478.75 -12.40 -2.59 GODREJ INDS. 629.95 646.65 -16.70 -2.58 BRITANNIA INDS. 6565.85 6736.75 -170.90 -2.54
That apart, the sentiment was impacted by reports that the government and the capital market regulator Sebi are discussing fresh criteria to stop ‘dubious’ money flowing into the country — particularly, in the run up to the 2019 elections. The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 38,313, down 333 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,582, down 98 points.
Among sectoral indices, the Nifty FMCG index settled over 2.5 per cent lower weighed by HUL and Britannia Industries.
Growth in India's manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in August as domestic demand softened, a private business survey showed on Monday.
(with Reuters inputs)