• There was caution among investors ahead of the derivatives expiry and the railway budget tomorrow.
  • The 30-share index, which had lost 379 points in the previous session, plunged to 23,268.29, a fall of 141.89 points, or 0.60 percent.
  • The NSE Nifty cracked below the 7,100-mark, by falling 47.10 points, or 0.66 percent, to 7,062.45.
  • All sectoral indices led by metal, bank and PSU slipped into the negative zone with a fall of up to 1.93 percent.
  • Brokers said market sentiment was fragile following FII pullout as Asia turned decisively weaker following lacklustre European and US economic data and a drop in oil prices.
  • Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 1.37 percent, while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.65 percent in morning trade today.
  • Shanghai Composite was lower by 0.28 percent.
  • The US Dow Jones ended down by 1.14 percent in yesterday's trade.

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