Markets close on a low note

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Mumbai, Dec 23: Equities witnessed across the board selling on Tuesday, Dec 23 after traders hammered realty, banks and capital goods stocks. Selling pressure was also seen in second rungs stocks.

Bombay Stock Exchange's (BSE) Sensex ended at 9691.30, down 237.05 points or 2.39 per cent. The 30-share index touched an intra-day low of 9643.56 and a high of 9838.38.

National Stock Exchange's (NSE) Nifty closed at 2969.10, down 2.31 per cent or 70.20 points. The broader index touched a high of 3040 and a low of 2957.05.

BSE Midcap Index fell 2.59 per cent and BSE Smallcap Index declined 2.54 per cent.

Benchmark indices extend losses

The benchmark indices have extended their losses further as oil exploring, power, technology, capital goods, banking, and auto stocks sell-off. Weak global cues are also weighing on market sentiment. The Nifty is trying to claw back above 3,000 mark but it is meeting with resistance.

The Sensex slipped 147 points to 9,781 and the Nifty fell 41 points to 2,998, at 10.46 hours IST. BSE Midcap and Small Cap indices lost 1.3 per cent each.
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Markets still weak; Tata Motors, ONGC dip

The markets have continued Monday, Dec 22 losses further on dismal global cues. At 9.56 am, the Sensex fell 90 points to 9,838 and the Nifty lost 31 points to 3,008. About 189 shares have advanced while 275 shares declined.

Selling is seen in oil, auto, metal, and select banking stocks. The Nifty has tested the 3,000 mark.

Tata Motors, ONGC, Cairn India, ICICI Bank, Jaiprakash Associates, HCL Technologies, ACC, Tata Steel, Sterlite Inds, M&M, Maruti, Reliance Industries, L&T and HDFC are some of the losers in trade on Tuesday, Dec 23.
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OneIndia News (With input from Agencies)

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