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Market Wrap, April 25: Sensex tanks 324 points; Brent hits $75/bbl

Among sectoral indices, only Nifty Realty index ended in the green, with Nifty Metal index ending 1.86 per cent lower. The Nifty PSU Bank index also declined 1.56 per cent

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Benchmark indices ended Thursday's session in the red, led by losses in financials and metal stocks, after witnessing a sharp last hour sell-off on March series futures & options contracts while brent oil hit $75 per barrel for the first time in 2019. Brent oil rose above $75 per barrel as quality concerns forced the suspension of some Russian crude exports to Europe while the United States prepared to tighten sanctions on Iran. The BSE Sensex ended the day 324 points, or 0.83 per cent lower, with Tata Steel, Vedanta, Maruti Suzuki, State Bank of India and Coal India being ...