• The 30-share index was 275.35 points or 1.12 percent lower at 24,263.65 in morning trade with all the sectoral indices led by power, capital goods, realty and banking, trading in the negative zone, falling up to 2.99 percent.
  • Reserve Bank's dovish stand on policy rates yesterday had failed to soothe jittery investor nerves, which were hit by a sliding crude oil prices, as the market benchmark Sensex plummeted by 286 points.
  • The National Stock Exchange Nifty again slipped below the 7,400-mark, falling 85.55 points or 1.14 percent to 7,370.
  • Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 2.82 percent and Japan's Nikkei was down 3.14 percent in morning deals. 
  • China's Shanghai Composite index too fell 1.17 percent.
  • The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.80 percent lower in yesterday's trade.

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