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Fri close: Sensex sheds another 122 points

The benchmark Sensex falls further by 122 points on sustained selling by funds to liquidate part of their positions.

business Updated: Jun 08, 2007 16:22 IST

The benchmark Sensex on the Bombay Stock Exchange fell further by 122 points on Friday on sustained selling by funds to liquidate part of their positions to invest in upcoming mega public issues.

The profit selling by funds pulled down the Sensex by 122.37 points to close at 14,063.81, which moved between 14,229.22 and 14,010.61 points on alternate bouts of trading.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange's index Nifty lost 34.50 points at 4,145. It moved between 4,195.15 and 4,126.10 points.

Most of the market players were winding up part of their portfolios to invest in attractive mega issues such as DLF Ltd and ICICI Bank, marketmen said. The market would experience a series of IPOs - worth nearly Rs 20,000 crore - this month.

The market, which came in positive zone during the day on reports of easing inflation, again turned week as selling pressure was high. The Sensex lost 470 points in last four trading sessions.

Weakening global stock markets also had a negative impact on the trading sentiment. All 10 industry groups of the Morgan Stanley Capital International Asia-Pacific Index retreated, sending the regional benchmark to its biggest loss in seven weeks.

First Published: Jun 08, 2007 16:20 IST