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Sensex Falls Over 200 Points; IT, Energy Stocks Weigh

Indian markets fell sharply in late trade after trading flat in most part of the early session. Selling pressure was particularly strong in energy stocks amid a continued slide in global oil prices.
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Sensex Falls Over 200 Points; IT, Energy Stocks Weigh

Indian markets fell sharply in late trade after trading flat in most part of the early session. Selling pressure was particularly strong in energy stocks amid a continued slide in global oil prices.

BSE Sensex was down 236 points to 27,348 while Nifty fell nearly 50 points to 8,273.

Sushil Choksey, director of Rosy Blue Securities, said Indian markets are likely to be volatile during earnings season. Index heavyweights such as Axis Bank, Reliance Industries, TCS and Wipro will report results for the quarter ending December 31, 2014 later this week.

The continued fall in oil prices is also weighing on traders' minds, Mr Choksey added.



Among energy stocks, OGNC was down 2 per cent while RIL declined 1 per cent. Infosys fell 1.7 per cent after posting strong gains in the previous two sessions.

Select bluechips like ICICI Bank and HUL also fell over 1.5 per cent. HUL had gained in the previous six sessions amid speculation about an open offer from its parent Unilever.



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