Sensex skids 184 points, Nifty goes below 9100, RIL wobbles

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was trading 28.45 points or 0.31 per cent lower at 9,079.55 points

The 30-share index, which opened at 29,395 against the previous close of 29,421, hit an intraday high and low of 29,420 and 29,163, respectively.

The Sensex got back on its feet as it rebounded over 172 points today to close at 29,409 and the NSE Nifty closed above the 9,100-mark.

The Sensex has so far touched a high of 29,364.62 points and a low of 29,301.22 points during the intra-day trade.

MUMBAI The rupee hit a almost 1-1/2 year high against the dollar on Monday, tracking gains in Asian currencies after U.S. President Donald Trump's failure to pass a healthcare reform bill raised concerns about the chances of a U.S. fiscal stimulus.

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex extended losses in the late morning deals and was trading lower by 153.24 points following sustained selling in metal, energy, telecom, oil and gas, FMCG and Auto sectors amid weak Asian cues. Europe shares moved in a higher circuit, too.

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The top five gainers on Nifty were Eicher Motors, which went up almost 4%, Axis Bank (+3.5%), Tata Motors (+3%), Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (+2.7%) and Tata Power (+2.18%).

"Global headwinds on account of (Donald) Trump's failure on USA healthcare bill has kept market across the world under the selling mode, including India. Indian banking stocks were among the front-runners in anticipation of a new NPA resolution policy", said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services. Tech Mahindra, Kotak Bank, ONGC, Coal India and Hero Motors were the top losers on the NSE. Broader markets mid-cap and small-cap indices remained firm. Among the banking indices, Axis Bank led the bourse with a 3% jump followed by ICICI Bank (+1.26%) and HDFC (+2.01%). Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 543.35 crore on last Friday, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges.

The key indices provisionally closed with gains of over half a per cent each.

"Markets ended higher today after the sharp fall seen on Monday, with financials leading the gains".

The total turnover on BSE read Rs 8,810.20 crore, up from Rs 5,566.64 crore registered during the previous trading session.

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