BSE Sensex falls most in over a month, ICICI Bank, RIL, ITC share prices drop

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BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty marked their biggest single-day fall since Nov. 21. Reuters BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty marked their biggest single-day fall since Nov. 21. Reuters
SummaryBSE Sensex fell as profit-booking hit ICICI Bank, RIL, ITC, L&T share prices.

19. Both indexes marked their biggest single day fall since Nov 21.

ICICI Bank Ltd fell 2 percent after earlier rising as much as 1.9 percent, while Axis Bank Ltd lost 1.5 percent.

Among non-banking lenders, IDFC Ltd lost 4.7 percent, erasing earlier gains of 1.5 percent, while Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd ended 0.3 percent lower.

In other blue chip shares, Larsen and Toubro Ltd fell 3 percent, while ITC Ltd ended lower 2.3 percent.

However among stocks that gained, midcap state-owned banks, including Corporation Bank Ltd, rose as dealers cited attractive valuations compared with larger private sector rivals. Corporation Bank and Indian Bank Ltd ended up 0.5 percent each.

FACTORS TO WATCH

* Dollar near 5-year high vs yen, eyes on U.S. data

* Brent rises above $111, but weak China data drags

* Asia shares turn mixed as China disappoints

* Foreign institutional investor flows

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