Market benchmarks, Sensex and Nifty, tumbled 1 per cent on Wednesday amid continuous foreign fund outflows and a weak trend in index majors, Reliance Industries and HDFC Bank.
The 30-share BSE Sensex slipped 636.75 points or 1.04 per cent to settle at 60,657.45. During the day, it declined 700.64 points or 1.14 per cent to 60,593.56.
The broader NSE Nifty ended lower by 189.60 points or 1.04 per cent at 18,042.95.
Rupee gains on oil plunge, tipped to break out of recent narrow range
The rupee almost weakened to 83 in the previous session but was shied away due to RBI’s suspected dollar sales via public sector banks.
From the Sensex pack, Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Wipro, Power Grid, Infosys, HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, and HDFC were the major laggards.
Maruti Suzuki and Tata Consultancy Services were the only winners.
Elsewhere in Asia, equity markets in Seoul, Shanghai, and Hong Kong ended in the green, while Tokyo settled lower.
Equity exchanges in Europe were trading in the positive zone in mid-session deals. Markets in the US ended lower on Tuesday.
International oil benchmark, Brent crude dipped 1.86 per cent to $80.57 per barrel.
Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) offloaded shares worth a net ₹628.07 crore on Tuesday, according to exchange data.