The 30-share index snapped a three-week winning spree and lost nearly 200 points. The week saw the Sensex rallying to 21,000 level on intense foreign fund buying. Disappointing corporate earnings played spoilsport and the market ended in the red.
    
Though persistent capital inflows from foreign funds into equities arrested the fall, traders preferred to remain on sidelines ahead of the October 29 RBI credit policy meet.
    
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth Rs 4,065.89 crs during the week, including the provisional figure of October 25.
    
Shares of realty, FMCG, healthcare, refinery, IT, tech and auto sectors declined on profit booking, while capital goods and banking scrips firmed up on good buying.
    
The Sensex opened higher at 20,915.76 and moved up to 21,039.42, a level not seen in nearly three years. It declined afterwards to 20,589.72 before ending the week at 20,683.52, posting a loss of 199.37 points, or 0.95 percent. The Sensex was last quoted above 21,000 on November 8, 2010.
    
The BSE barometer had zoomed 1,155.62 points, or 5.86 percent, in the last three weeks.

(Agencies)

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