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Sensex plunges 695 points on profit-booking; Nifty drops below 12,900


Equity benchmark Sensex tumbled 695 points on Wednesday, monitoring heavy profit-booking in index majors HDFC Bank, Infosys and Kotak Bank amid combined cues from world markets.

After touching a lifetime excessive of 44,825.37 in opening session, the 30-share BSE index ended 694.92 points or 1.56 per cent decrease at 43,828.10.

Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty touched a file intra-day peak of 13,145.85, earlier than ending 196.75 points or 1.51 per cent down at 12,858.40.

Kotak Bank was the highest loser within the Sensex pack, falling round three per cent, adopted by Axis Bank, Sun Pharma, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance and Asian Paints.

On the opposite hand, ONGC, PowerGrid and IndusInd Bank have been the gainers.

“Domestic equities witnessed sharp correction today as profit booking was seen across the counters,” stated Binod Modi, Head- Strategy at Reliance Securities.As anticipated, excessive volatility was seen forward of month-to-month derivatives expiry, he famous.

“Having seen a sharp jump in last couple of trading days, a profit booking was broadly expected,” he added.

Elsewhere in Asia, bourses in Shanghai and Seoul settled within the pink, whereas Tokyo and Hong Kong ended with positive factors.

Stock exchanges in Europe have been additionally buying and selling on a combined observe in early offers.

Meanwhile, Brent crude futures, the worldwide oil benchmark, was buying and selling 1.15 per cent increased at USD 48.33 per barrel.

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