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Sensex plunges over 400 points on panic selling

The Sensex plunges over 400 points at mid-session on fears that rising inflation in the US will curb spending.

business Updated: Dec 17, 2007 15:15 IST

The Sensex plunged over 400 points at mid-session on Monday on fears that rising inflation in the US will curb spending and limit further interest-rate cuts, thus slowing investment into emerging markets.

The BSE 30-share index, Sensex, which remained weak during the last two trading sessions, fell by 402.44 points to 19,628.39 at 1330 hours with most of the heavyweight shares declining.

The wide-based National Stock Exchange index, Nifty, too dipped by 158.95 points to 5,888.75.

Trading sentiment also turned bearish following a fall in overseas markets.

In the US the Standard and Poor's 500 Index dropped 1.4 per cent on Friday, which pulled down most of the Asian stock markets this morning.