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Sensex dips 500 points post-Budget

The stock market extends its losses with the 30-share index trading down at the day's low of 17,359.62.

business Updated: Feb 29, 2008 14:40 IST

The stock market extended its losses with the Sensex dipping close to 500 points within minutes of Finance Minister P Chidambaram announcing a hike in short-term capital gains tax to 15 per cent, while leaving corporate tax and surcharge rates unchanged.

The 30-share Sensex was trading down by 464.86 points at the day's low of 17,359.62.

While Finance Minister P Chidambaram raised tax slabs for personal income tax assessees, he left corporate tax rates unchanged and raised short-term capital gains tax to 15 per cent from 10 per cent.