Sensex tanks nearly 900 points to close below 59k; Nifty tests 17,000
Mumbai : Falling for the third straight session, equity benchmark Sensex tanked nearly 900 points to close below the 59,000 mark on Monday due to a massive sell-off in banking, finance and auto stocks amid one of the biggest US bank failures.
Besides, unabated flight of foreign capital and a weak domestic currency amid global rate hike fears added to the gloom, traders said.
After gaining 375 points in the early trade, the BSE Sensex could not hold to gains and declined 897.28 points or 1.52 per cent to settle at 58,237.85 as 29 of its constituents declined while only one advanced. During the day, it hit a low of 58,094.55 and a high of 59,510.92.