Sensex dips 166 pts on profit-booking
The 30-share barometer, which has surged by over 470 points in the last six sessions, fell by 165.96 points, or 0.87 per cent, to 18,736.45.
Stocks of realty, power, banking and IT sectors declined due to profit-booking.
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty fell by 66.15 points, or 1.14 per cent, to 5,693.95.
Brokers said besides profit-booking by speculators, a weak trend in Asian trade following overnight losses at the US market on fears its economy is facing another huge economic crisis, spurring a sell-off, dampened the trading sentiments here.
In Asian region, Japan's Nikkei Index was down 1.64 per cent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index shed 1.28 per cent in early trade.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 2.36 per cent down in yesterday's trade.
GLOBAL MARKETS ROUND UP
Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange fell 0.87 percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan fell 1 percent.
The Dow industrials lost more than 300 points in a sell-off on Wednesday that drove all major U.S. stock indexes down over 2 percent in the wake of the presidential election as investors' focus shifted to the looming fiscal cliff debate and Europe's economic troubles.
Asian shares fell on Thursday as investors worried about the fiscal crisis in the United States and the European
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