Mumbai, Aug 31: Despite hopes of healthy economic expansion data, the slide in Asian bourses and a weaker rupee dented the Indian equity markets on Monday — leading to a barometer index provisionally closing 85 points down.
Bearish sentiments due to negative Asian cues dampened trade at the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which fell by 85.50 points or 0.32 percent.
Weak sentiments were also witnessed at the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE). The CNX Nifty of the NSE declined by 27 points or 0.33 percent at 7,975.20 points.
The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 26,469.42 points, provisionally closed at 26,306.88 points (3.30 p.m.) — down 85.50 points or 0.32 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,392.38 points.
The S&P BSE Sensex touched a high of 26,504.73 points and a low of 26,215.16 points in the intra-day trade.