At NSE, all sectoral indices except auto were in the red
At NSE, all sectoral indices except auto were in the red

Sensex dips 463 points amid weak global cues, Nifty sinks below 11,000

ANI | Updated: Aug 01, 2019 16:18 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 1 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices remained under selling pressure on Thursday and tumbled over 1 per cent amid mixed corporate earnings, weakness in global markets and the US Federal Reserve's comments a day earlier.
Global indices fell after the US Fed Reserve lowered interest rates by 25 basis points for the first time in a decade but also signalled it may not need to do more.
When the closing bell rang, the BSE S&P Sensex was down 462 points or 1.23 per cent at 37,018 while the Nifty 50 edged 105 points lower to 10,980.
At the National Stock Exchange, all sectoral indices except auto were in the red with Nifty metal down by 3.13 per cent, media by 3.12 per cent and PSU bank by 2.6 per cent.
Among stocks, Coffee Day Enterprises plunged another 10 per cent for the third day in a row and traded at Rs 110.95 per share, a day after Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha's body was found near the Netravathi river in Mangaluru.
Vedanta dipped by 5.6 per cent, JSW Steel by over 5 per cent, Hindalco by 4.2 per cent and Tata Steel by 2.8 per cent.
State Bank of India closed 4.7 per cent lower which Tata Motors was down 4.4 per cent, Bharti Airtel by 3.7 per cent and Infosys by 2.9 per cent.
Zee Entertainment was down by 4 per cent at Rs 346.00 per share after the parent company Essel Group led by Subhash Chandra said it had offloaded 11 per cent of the nearly 36 per cent promoter stake in Zee Entertainment Enterprises to existing investor Invesco Oppenheimer for Rs 4,224 crore.
However, Maruti and Wipro gained 2.1 per cent each. Bharti Infratel, Power Grid and Reliance Industries too showed gains between 1.6 and 1.9 per cent.
Meanwhile, Asian shares fell to six-week lows as the US Federal Reserve Meanwhile, Asian shares fell to six-week lows as the US Federal Reserve signalled there will not be a long chain of cuts.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan faltered 0.6 per cent. Japan's Nikkei reversed early losses and were slightly higher. Losses in Chinese shares accelerated after opening lower with the blue-chip index down 0.8 per cent.
(ANI)

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