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MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

In individual stocks, oil-to-telecom giant Reliance Industries (RIL) settled 1.8 per cent lower at Rs 1,294 level on the BSE.

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The benchmark indices ended lower ahead of the due on Thursday, as the Rupee hit a record low of 70.51 against the dollar.

The S&P BSE ended at 38,723, down 174 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,692, down 47 points.

Among sectoral indices, the IT index ended 0.37 per cent lower weighed by a fall in Infosys and Tata Elxsi. The Bank index, too, slipped 0.16 per cent due to fall in IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank.

In individual stocks, oil-to-telecom giant Reliance Industries (RIL) settled 1.8 per cent lower at Rs 1,294 level on the BSE.

Rupee

The Indian rupee touched a record low of 70.51 to the dollar on Wednesday, tracking weakness in Asian peers and on strong month-end dollar demand back home.
 
The Reserve Bank of India likely sold dollars, though the force was mild, according to two senior forex officials at state-run banks.

GDP Data
 
Going ahead, investors will look forward to June-quarter GDP data to be announced on August 31. For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the GDP growth print stood at 7.7 per cent. 

Global Markets

Asian shares crept marginally higher on Wednesday as optimism over the US-deal was quickly clouded by caution ahead of a looming deadline on tariffs with China.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eked out a rise of 0.2 per cent.

Chinese blue chips dipped 0.4 per cent as the country's state planner warned of increasing risks to the economy in the second half of the year.

Japan's Nikkei put on 0.2 per cent but shied away from stubborn resistance around 23,000, a level where it has failed repeatedly in recent months.

(with wire inputs)

MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

Market at close The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 38,723., down 174 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,692, down 47 points.

MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 174 pts, Nifty at 11,692 as Rupee hits record low

In individual stocks, oil-to-telecom giant Reliance Industries (RIL) settled 1.8 per cent lower at Rs 1,294 level on the BSE.

The benchmark indices ended lower ahead of the due on Thursday, as the Rupee hit a record low of 70.51 against the dollar.

The S&P BSE ended at 38,723, down 174 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,692, down 47 points.

Among sectoral indices, the IT index ended 0.37 per cent lower weighed by a fall in Infosys and Tata Elxsi. The Bank index, too, slipped 0.16 per cent due to fall in IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank.

In individual stocks, oil-to-telecom giant Reliance Industries (RIL) settled 1.8 per cent lower at Rs 1,294 level on the BSE.

Rupee

The Indian rupee touched a record low of 70.51 to the dollar on Wednesday, tracking weakness in Asian peers and on strong month-end dollar demand back home.
 
The Reserve Bank of India likely sold dollars, though the force was mild, according to two senior forex officials at state-run banks.

GDP Data
 
Going ahead, investors will look forward to June-quarter GDP data to be announced on August 31. For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the GDP growth print stood at 7.7 per cent. 

Global Markets

Asian shares crept marginally higher on Wednesday as optimism over the US-deal was quickly clouded by caution ahead of a looming deadline on tariffs with China.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eked out a rise of 0.2 per cent.

Chinese blue chips dipped 0.4 per cent as the country's state planner warned of increasing risks to the economy in the second half of the year.

Japan's Nikkei put on 0.2 per cent but shied away from stubborn resistance around 23,000, a level where it has failed repeatedly in recent months.

(with wire inputs)

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