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Market capitalisation: Investor wealth falls Rs 1.78 lakh cr as stocks tank

The 30-share BSE index tanked 360.43 points to close at 33,370.76

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Investor on Tuesday slumped by Rs 1.78 lakh crore amid sell-off in the broader market where the benchmark tumbled 360 points.

At the close of trade, the total of listed companies eroded by Rs 1,78,689.83 crore to Rs 1,44,44,612 crore.

The 30-share index tanked 360.43 points to close at 33,370.76.

"Political disturbance in Saudi is triggering high volatility in the crude prices, which is negative for leading to depreciation in INR," Vinod Nair, head of research, Services.

"Additionally, continuous negative observations by USFDA on high-quality are leading to a downgrade for the sector," Nair added.

From the 30-share basket, 25 stocks ended the day with losses led by Lupin, and

Among sectoral indices, the BSE healthcare index emerged as the worst performer, losing 3.51 per cent, followed by realty 2.24 per cent.

On BSE, 1,916 stocks declined, while 839 advanced and 116 remained unchanged.

First Published: Tue, November 07 2017. 19:38 IST