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Sensex Edges Down To Three-Week Low on FII Selloff

The BSE Sensex and Nifty fell to their lowest level in nearly three weeks on Wednesday as stocks favoured by overseas investors such as ICICI Bank declined, following heavy foreign sales in derivatives and cash shares in the previous session.
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Sensex Edges Down To Three-Week Low on FII Selloff

The BSE Sensex and Nifty fell to their lowest level in nearly three weeks on Wednesday as stocks favoured by overseas investors such as ICICI Bank declined, following heavy foreign sales in derivatives and cash shares in the previous session.

Foreign investors sold index futures worth Rs 2,817 crore and shares worth Rs 1,571 crore on Tuesday, signalling unwinding of long positions amid a selloff in global markets.

The Nifty slumped more than 3 per cent in the previous session, posting its biggest daily loss since the rupee crisis in 2013 as a continued slide in oil prices hit emerging markets.



The benchmark BSE Sensex fell 0.29 per cent to close at 26,908.82, while the broader Nifty ended 0.31 per cent at 8,102.10.

Stocks favoured by overseas investors led the losses. ICICI Bank fell 2.7 per cent, while Tata Motors lost 1.5 per cent.

However, energy stocks gained. Reliance Industries, which lost 4.5 per cent in the previous session, rose 2.2 per cent, while Oil and Natural Gas Corp ended 1.5 per cent higher. ONGC fell 5.7 per cent on Tuesday.

Copyright: Thomson Reuters 2015



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