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  • Sensex extends losses, down over 103 pts in early trade

    Published on April 21, 2015

    Continued its losing streak for the fifth straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by asensexdownother 103 points in early trade Tuesday on sustained selling by funds and retail investors coupled with weak corporate earnings figure.

    The 30-share index was trading down by 103.90 points, or 0.37 percent, to 27,782.31 with stocks of healthcare, IT, teck, FMCG, auto and banking sectors leading the fall. The gauge had lost 1,158.23 points in the previous four sessions.

    On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange Nifty shed 42.30 points, or 0.50 percent, to 8,405.80.

    Brokers said persistent selling by participants following weak earnings by some companies mainly dampened the sentiment.

    Besides, weakness in the rupee that fell to over 1-month low of Rs 63.15 against the dollar also triggered selling activity, they said.

    Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose by 1.14 percent and Japan’s Nikkei moved up by 0.90 percent in early trade Tuesday.

    The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.17 percent higher in Monday’s trade.

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