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The benchmark indices ended lower on Wednesday as tensions over North Korea’s latest nuclear test showed few signs of abating and continued to spook global investors.  Investors took cues from the negative trend seen in European and Asian markets after the S&P 500 suffered its biggest one-day fall in three weeks on Tuesday as US investors sold in reaction to North Korea's sixth and biggest nuclear weapons test on Sunday. Meanwhile, the rupee dropped to as low as 64.26 per dollar, its weakest level since August 16, but pared falls to 64.20, ...

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North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services    Noise surrounding the global market continued to impact the liquidity in domestic market. But, the impact is narrowing due to a feeling that the risk is short-lived. FIIs continued to pull out their exposure while liquidity from DIIs increased on expectations of a pickup in economic growth momentum.

North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

Top sectoral loser Nifty Pharma index extended losses for the third day to end 1.5% lower.  Source: NSE

North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

Top Sensex gainers and losers Source: BSE

North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

Market breadth The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, was strong. On the BSE, 1,331 shares rose and 1,237 shares fell. A total of 150 shares remained unchanged. 

North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

Broader markets The BSE Midcap and the BSE Smallcap indices outpeeformed  to add 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively.

North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

Markets at close The Sensex ended at 31,661, down 147 points, while the Nifty50 settled at 9,916, down 36 points. 

North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

Asian markets at close   MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.5% and Tokyo's Nikkei hit a four-month low and closed down 0.1%. South Korea's KOSPI index ended down 0.3% at a near four-week low. China's Shanghai Composite settled little changed, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.4%.

North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

European markets  European shares opened lower. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.3% with an index of banks losing 0.5%. France's CAC 40 and Britain's FTSE 100 were also down 0.2% and 0.5%, respectively. 

North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

Nifty holds above 9,900 Top five losers on the index

North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

Morgan Stanley on GDP growth    Economic activity in the country lost some pace amid GST related disruptions but underlying growth momentum remains strong and the country may clock 6.7 per cent growth this fiscal, says a Morgan Stanley report. READ FULL REPORT

North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

Markets check At 3:05 pm, the Sensex was trading at 31,679, down 130 points, while the Nifty50 was ruling at 9,921, down 30 points.

First Published: Wed, September 06 2017. 15:33 IST
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North Korea tensions take Sensex 147 points down, Nifty settles at 9,916

All that happened in today's trade

The benchmark indices ended lower on Wednesday as tensions over North Korea’s latest nuclear test showed few signs of abating and continued to spook global investors.  Investors took cues from the negative trend seen in European and Asian markets after the S&P 500 suffered its biggest one-day fall in three weeks on Tuesday as US investors sold in reaction to North Korea's sixth and biggest nuclear weapons test on Sunday. Meanwhile, the rupee dropped to as low as 64.26 per dollar, its weakest level since August 16, but pared falls to 64.20, ...

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