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MARKET LIVE: Sensex falls 300 pts, broader indices outperform; metals drag

Indian equities ended up buying and selling decreased, in line with their Asian friends, on Monday as the spread of coronavirus outside the house China spooked international markets. The virus, that has killed two,442 men and women in China, has spread to 28 other nations and territories, with a loss of life toll of close to two dozen.

The S&P BSE Sensex was down 347 points, or .eighty four for every cent, at forty,820 levels. Tata Steel (down 4%), HDFC, ICICI Financial institution, and Axis Financial institution (all down  above two%) ended up the top laggards in the Sensex pack. On the other hand, tech stocks — Infosys, Tech Mahindra, and TCS — ended up the top gainers on account of the weaker Rupee.

The broader Nifty50 index gave up the psychological stage of 12,000 and slid to 11,970-mark, down 103 points or .86 for every cent. All the Nifty sectoral indices, other than Nifty IT index, ended up in the crimson. Nifty Steel index, down 3 for every cent, bled the most.

In the broader industry, the S&P BSE MidCap index slid 32 points, or .two for every cent, and the S&P BSE SmallCap index was down forty seven points, or .32 for every cent.