Sensex slips 552 points, Nifty ends just above 9,800 on global cues

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Jun 16, 2020, 01:06 AM(IST)

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The BSE S&P Sensex closed 552 points or 1.63 per cent lower at 33,229 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 159 points or 1.6 per cent at 9,814.

Domestic stock market indices ended with over 1.5 per cent cut on Monday, on weak global cues and a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases. 

The BSE S&P Sensex closed 552 points or 1.63 per cent lower at 33,229 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 159 points or 1.6 per cent at 9,814. Most sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the red with Nifty private bank down by 3.8 per cent, realty by 3 per cent, financial service by 2.9 per cent and FMCG by 1.5 per cent.
Private banks suffered heavy losses with IndusInd Bank down by 7.2 per cent at Rs 490.40 per share while Axis Bank slipped by 4.5 per cent and ICICI Bank by 3.8 per cent. Bajaj Finance and Bajaj Finserv fell by 3.9 per cent and 3.3 per cent respectively. 

The other prominent losers included Tata Motors, Tata Steel, ITC, NTPC and Bharat Petroleum Corporation. However, Reliance Industries gained by 1.48 per cent to Rs 1,612.30 per share as its partly paid shares which were issued in the recent rights offer, got listed on stock exchanges.

Global markets

Fears that the second wave of COVID-19 infections is underway sent jitters across global markets on Monday with stocks and oil under pressure while investors bought into safe havens such as German government debt.

The pan-European STOXX 600 fell 2.5 per cent with all sectors and regional markets trading deep in the red after losses accelerated in the final hours of trading in Asia.

(With inputs from agencies)

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