The 30-scrip Sensitive Index of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,406.87 points, was trading at 25,278.53 points (at 12.10 p.m.), down 310.48 points or 1.21 percent from the previous day's close at 25,589.01 points.

The Sensex has touched a high of 25,406.87 points and a low of 25,276.34 points in the trade so far.The S&P BSE metal index tanked by 360.54 points, capital goods index slumped by 324.73 points, bankex dropped by 307.76 points, auto index slipped by 299.28 points, oil and gas index dipped by 205.25 points and consumer durables index slid by 160.55 points.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 95.90 points or 1.25 percent down at 7,553.35 points.

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