Sensex drops 175 points, Nifty below 10,200 on lower GDP forecast by ADB, macro worries
It was a volatile day for the Sensex, which settled lower by 174.95 points, or 0.53 percent, at 33,053.04 -- a level last seen on 7 December
Mumbai: The Sensex fell 175 points to end at a one-week low of 33,053 and the NSE Nifty below 10,200 on Wednesday, disappointed by grim economic data and the ADB lowering India's economic growth forecast.
Investors waited for the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting outcome later on Wednesday.
It was a volatile day for the market barometer, which settled lower by 174.95 points, or 0.53 percent, at 33,053.04 -- a level last seen on 7 December.
The barometer had lost 227.80 points in the previous session.
The 50-share NSE Nifty slipped below the 10,200-mark by falling 47.20 points, or 0.46 percent, at 10,192.95 after hovering between 10,169.85 and 10,296.55.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday lowered India's economic growth forecast for the current fiscal to 6.7 percent from 7 percent, citing lingering effect of domonetisation, transitory challenges to GST and weather-related risks to agriculture.
Government data, released after trading hours on Tuesday, showed that industrial production growth hit a three-month low of 2.2 percent in October while retail inflation jumped to a 15-month high of 4.88 percent in November.
Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold shares to the tune of Rs 853.67 crore while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought equities worth net Rs 843.20 crore on Tuesday, as per provisional data.
BSE Sensex closed at 53,158.85 with a gain of 254.80 points or 0.48 percent. The top gainers were HCL Technologies, Larsen and Toubro, Tech Mahindra, HDFC Bank and UltraTech Cement
BSE Sensex closed at 52,904.05 with a gain of 134.32 points or 0.25 percent. The top gainers were Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Infosys, Larsen and Toubro and Tata Steel
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