Odisha News Insight

Indian markets in the red; Sensex trades 55 points down

BSE SensexMumbai, Dec 2: Negative macro economic data coupled with a bearish outlook by the Reserve Bank of India and impending US rate hike triggered a sell-off in the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Wednesday.

Initially, both the bellwether indices of the Indian equity markets opened on a positive note. However, the gains were capped ahead of the release of key US macro data on employment.

Investors were concerned over a slowdown in demand which was indicated by a lacklustre eight core industries (ECI) and purchasing managers index (PMI) data.

Even a bearish outlook by the RBI regarding scheduled cuts in key lending rates depressed sentiments.

The barometer sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) declined by 55 points or 0.21 percent.

Similarly, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading in the red. It was lower by 23.15 points or 0.29 percent at 7,931.75 points.

The Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 26,239.39 points, was trading at 26,114.38 points (at 2.00 p.m.), down 55.03 points or 0.21 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,169.41 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 26,256.42 points and a low of 26,041.68 points during the intra-day trade. (IANS)

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