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Sensex falls 432 pts in early trade

The benchmark 30-share index falls 2.85% within minutes of opening trade led by weak global markets.

business Updated: Aug 06, 2007 12:29 IST

The benchmark Sensex on Monday slipped more than 432 points in early trade on heavy selling by funds, triggered by weak global trend.

The BSE-30 share index, Sensex, which had gained 152.70 points in the previous trading session, crashed 432.82 points at 14,705.58 in the first five minutes of trading.

The wide-based National Stock Exchange's Nifty dropped 120.85 points at 4,267.15.

Market observers said meltdown on the global markets mainly triggered major sell-off on the domestic bourses, dragging the Sensex down sharply.

Most heavy-weight stocks on the indices were in the red with sizeable losses.

First Published: Aug 06, 2007 10:20 IST