Sensex drops 429 points, closes at 33,317

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Mar 06, 2018, 10.18 AM(IST)

File photo: Sensex Photograph:( PTI )

Benchmark indices Nifty and Sensex closed sharply lower amid brutal sell-off in last hour of trade.

The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 429.58 points or 1.27 percent at 33,317.20 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 109.60 points or 1.06 percent to 10,249.30.

Shares edged lower, despite stronger cues from Asian equities, with gains spread across most sectors. Asian markets rebounded from near three-week lows as concerns eased over Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.