Sensex down 208 points in early trade
The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex fell by 208 points in early trade today on massive selling by funds, sparked by weakening trends in other Asian stock markets.business Updated: Sep 26, 2008 10:37 IST
The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex fell by 208 points in early trade on Friday on massive selling by funds, sparked by weakening trends in other Asian stock markets.
The 30-share index, which had lost 145.34 points yesterday, moved further down by 208.38 points to 13,338.80 after most of the heavy-weight stocks led by capital goods, banking and information technology suffered sharp losses.
Similarly, the National Stock Exchange's index Nifty fell by 71.45 points to 4,039.10.
Stock brokers said reports of weakening trend in other Asian bourses mainly triggered selling on the domestic stock markets.
Major losers which dragged the Sensex down were ITC Ltd, Tata Motors, Reliance Industries, ONGC, Reliance Infra, RCom,
ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, BHEL, Larsen and Toubro, DLF Ltd, Ranbaxy, Infosys Technologies, Tata Consultancy and Wipro.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index plunged 2.01 per cent, while US Dow Jones Industrial average ended nearly 197 points higher.