Furthermore, a weak closing in Asia, subdued commodity prices on the back of a rising dollar and concerns over Chinese demand and a lower opening in European markets kept investors on edge.

  • The gauge opened higher, but fell to a low of 25,747.01 as participants started booking profits in recent gainers. At the close, it was down 49.15 points, or 0.19 percent at 25,819.34.
  • The index had risen 385.97 points in the past two sessions after the government announced a 3 per cent interest subsidy for exporters running for five years.
  • The 50-share NSE Nifty ended down 7.30 points, or 0.09 percent, at 7,849.25 after shuttling between 7,877.50 and 7,825.20.
  • Of the 30-pack Sensex, 18 ended with losses and 12 higher.
  • The rupee depreciated 25 paise to 66.44 against the American currency (intra-day), which too weighed, they said.
  • Sector-wise, the BSE Metal index suffered the most by plunging 1.21 percent, followed by FMCG and PSU.

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