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Bias to remain negative below 19,080

For the third consecutive week, the markets ended in the red, owing to heavy selling and fresh weakness in the rupee against the dollar. The Sensex touched a low of 18,551, ending at 18,789, a loss of two per cent. In the last three weeks, the index has slumped 6.7 per cent. Among the Sensex-30 stocks, BHEL slumped 21 per cent to Rs 118. Sun Pharma, Tata Power and HDFC fell eight per cent each, while Bajaj Auto, Larsen & Toubro and Tata Motors lost four-six per cent each. Jindal Steel soared 11 per cent to Rs 207, while Tata Steel rose eight per cent to Rs 218. NTPC, Sterlite, Coal ...