Sensex plunges 850 points from day’s high, Nifty ends 535 points down
Sensex shed 414 points or 1.2 per cent to settle at 33,956.69 while NSE's Nifty ended at 10,047, down 121 points or 1.19 per cent. Nifty Bank lost 462 points or over 2 per cent to 20,724.90 levels.
The domestic equity market slipped over a per cent on Tuesday amid across-the-board sell-off with the financials taking the biggest knock.
Sensex shed 414 points or 1.2 per cent to settle at 33,956.69 while NSE's Nifty ended at 10,047, down 121 points or 1.19 per cent. Nifty Bank lost 462 points or over 2 per cent to 20,724.90 levels. Volatility index, India VIX, climbed over 2 per cent to 30.26 levels.
India’s economy will shrink by 3.2 per cent in the current fiscal, the World Bank said on Monday as it joined a chorus of international agencies that are forecasting a contraction in growth rate due to the coronavirus lockdown halting economic activity. The Washington-based multilateral lender said that the COVID-19 pandemic and the multi-phased lockdown imposed to curb its spread has resulted in a devastating blow to the Indian economy.
Asian stocks extended their winning streak for the ninth consecutive session on Tuesday and oil prices rose as the lifting of coronavirus lockdowns in many countries fed investor hopes of a relatively quick global economic recovery. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 surged 2.6 per cent, China’s blue-chip CSI300 index advanced 0.7 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index climbed 1.6 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei bucked the trend to be down 0.6 per cent.
(With inputs from agencies)