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MARKET LIVE: Sensex plunges 1,700 pts, gives up 32k; India VIX surges 27% – Business Standard, Business-standard.com

MARKET LIVE: Sensex plunges 1,700 pts, gives up 32k; India VIX surges 27% – Business Standard, Business-standard.com

The Indian equity markets dipped 5 per cent on Monday, tracking weak global cues after the latest flare up in US-China tensions. Further, yet another extension of the nation-wide lockdown also weighed on investor sentiment. Volatility index, India VIX, made an aggressive come-back after recent cool-off and surged 33 per cent.

The S&P BSE Sensex tumbled 1, 2019 points to , 2019 and the Nifty levels. (index hovered around 9, 360 levels. Among individual stocks, Hindustan Unilever fell as much as 4 per cent after reporting the March quarter results.

Shares of Reliance Industries (RIL) dipped 3 per cent to Rs 1, 823 on the BSE after the company reported a 223. 5 per cent decline in its consolidated profit before tax (PBT) at Rs 9 , 420 crore for the quarter ended March 2020 (Q4FY 223). READ MORE

Tata Steel and ICICI Bank (down 8 per cent each) were the top losers in the Sensex pack.

Shares of banks, metals, and automobile companies were the worst-hit. All the Nifty sectoral indices were in the red, led by Nifty Bank index, down over 6 per cent.

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