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MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index fell 1.7 per cent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index ended down 1.1 per cent.

SI Reporter  |  New Delhi 

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The benchmark indices settled over 1 per cent lower on Monday as the rupee slipped to a new lifetime low of 72.67 per dollar in intra-day trade.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 37,922, down 468 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,438, down 151 points.

In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index fell 1.7 per cent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index ended down 1.1 per cent.

Among stocks, Reliance Industries (RIL) and ITC ended over 1.5 per cent lower.
 
Rupee hits fresh low

The rupee also extended weakness to hit 72.50 per dollar for the first time ever earlier in the day. The domestic currency fell to a fresh record low of Rs 72.67 against the greenback, contributing to the weak sentiment.

The Indian rupee and bonds sunk after the current-account deficit widened to the most in five years, as an emerging-market rout raises investor scrutiny of countries with worsening balance of payments.
 
Global Markets

A sell-off in Chinese shares pulled Asian equities to a 14-month trough on Monday as investors braced for a potentially damaging escalation in the Sino-US tariff row after US President Donald Trump raised the stakes in the dispute with Beijing.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 0.9 per cent to the lowest since July 2017, extending losses from last week when it dropped 3.5 per cent for its worst weekly showing since mid-March.

Chinese shares were battered with the blue-chip index off 1.4 per cent while Shanghai’s SSE Composite stumbled 1.2 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped 1.3 per cent.

Japan’s Nikkei, which had opened lower, ended 0.3 per cent higher after revised second-quarter gross domestic product data showed the world’s third-biggest economy grew at its fastest pace since 2016.

(with Reuters inputs)

MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

MARKET COMMENT Jayant Manglik, president, Religare Broking Markets started the week on feeble note and lost over a percent. Weak global cues combined with widening trade deficit, due to continuous fall in rupee against the dollar, dampened the sentiment. Selling pressure was witnessed across the board and almost all the sectoral indices ended lower.    The fall was evident, citing deteriorating local cues and continuous threat of trade war escalation. We feel it's a normal correction, considering the rise that we had in Nifty in recent past. Indications are in the favour of further decline ahead and we expect Nifty to find support around 11,300. Trades have no option but to align their position accordingly and avoid naked longs

MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

Market at close The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 37,922, down 468 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,438, down 151 points.

MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

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MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

COMMENT UBS on economic growth While we expect the Indian economy to see a cyclical recovery in FY19, the pick-up in growth is likely front loaded. We expect real GDP growth to slow to 7.0-7.3% YoY in H2FY19 from 8.2% YoY in June 2018 quarter. We believe headwinds, including tighter financial conditions, high oil prices, slowing global growth and a still muted private corporate capex recovery on legacy issues of high debt and weakened balance sheets will weigh on India's growth momentum. For the full year, we forecast real GDP growth to pick up from 6.7%YoY in FY18 to 7.5% YoY in FY19/20.

MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

Rupee plunges to record low as current account deficit widens to 5-yr high The Indian rupee and bonds sunk after the current-account deficit widened to the most in five years, as an emerging-market rout raises investor scrutiny of countries with worsening balance of payments. READ MORE  

First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 08:15 IST
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MARKET WRAP: Sensex cracks 468 pts, Nifty at 11,438 as rupee hits fresh low

In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index fell 1.7 per cent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index ended down 1.1 per cent.

The benchmark indices settled over 1 per cent lower on Monday as the rupee slipped to a new lifetime low of 72.67 per dollar in intra-day trade.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 37,922, down 468 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,438, down 151 points.

In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index fell 1.7 per cent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap index ended down 1.1 per cent.

Among stocks, Reliance Industries (RIL) and ITC ended over 1.5 per cent lower.
 
Rupee hits fresh low

The rupee also extended weakness to hit 72.50 per dollar for the first time ever earlier in the day. The domestic currency fell to a fresh record low of Rs 72.67 against the greenback, contributing to the weak sentiment.

The Indian rupee and bonds sunk after the current-account deficit widened to the most in five years, as an emerging-market rout raises investor scrutiny of countries with worsening balance of payments.
 
Global Markets

A sell-off in Chinese shares pulled Asian equities to a 14-month trough on Monday as investors braced for a potentially damaging escalation in the Sino-US tariff row after US President Donald Trump raised the stakes in the dispute with Beijing.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 0.9 per cent to the lowest since July 2017, extending losses from last week when it dropped 3.5 per cent for its worst weekly showing since mid-March.

Chinese shares were battered with the blue-chip index off 1.4 per cent while Shanghai’s SSE Composite stumbled 1.2 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped 1.3 per cent.

Japan’s Nikkei, which had opened lower, ended 0.3 per cent higher after revised second-quarter gross domestic product data showed the world’s third-biggest economy grew at its fastest pace since 2016.

(with Reuters inputs)

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