Market LIVE: Sensex ends 674 points down, Nifty settles below 8,100; Private bank stocks, Maruti lead the fall

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Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: As many as 21 stocks out of 30 Sensex stocks settled in deep sea of red with Axis Bank as the top Sensex loser, down 8.86 per cent, followed by IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank and Titan.

Share Market Today, Share Market LiveAsian markets edged higher on Friday as US stock rallied after crude oil prices notched their biggest one-day surge

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic equity market benchmarks Sensex and Nifty settled over 2 per cent lower on Friday weighed by sell-off in index heavyweights such Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank and ICICI Bank. S&P BSE Sensex ended 674 points or 2.39 per cent down at 27,591, while broader Nifty50 index finished below the crucial 8,100 level, down 170 points or 2.06 per cent. As many as 21 stocks out of 30 Sensex stocks settled in deep sea of red with Axis Bank as the top Sensex loser, down 8.86 per cent, followed by IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank and Titan. On the flip side, Sun Pharma was the top Sensex gainer with a growth of 9.5% to Rs 376. ITC, ONGC and M&M were among the other gainers on the index. Except for Nifty FMCG and Nifty Pharma, all the sectoral indices finished in red today. Nifty Bank index dropped 5.27 per cent weighed by RBL Bank, Axis Bank and IndusInd Bank. While Nifty FMCG index traded higher led by gains in ITC, Emami and Colagte-Palmolive.

The World Bank has approved USD 1 billion emergency funding for India to help it tackle the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed 76 lives and infected 2,500 people in the country. The World Bank’s first set of aid projects, amounting to USD 1.9 billion, will assist 25 countries, and new operations are moving forward in over 40 nations using the fast-track process, the bank said on Thursday. The largest chunk of the emergency financial assistance has gone to India – USD 1 billion. “In India, USD 1 billion emergency financing will support better screening, contact tracing, and laboratory diagnostics; procure personal protective equipment; and set up new isolation wards,” the World Bank said.

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    15:10 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    14:53 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    14:26 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    14:14 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    13:17 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    These 17 stocks on BSE, 5 scrips on NSE hit 52-week highs in weak market today

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    13:03 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    12:39 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    12:36 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    12:08 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    12:07 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Sun Pharma share price jumps 10%

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    11:45 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Eicher Motors Limited hits 52-week low

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    11:34 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Chairman Chandra buys crores of rupees of Tata group shares, as market fall puts stocks on fire sale

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    11:23 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    10:53 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    10:19 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    10:06 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    09:43 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Gold prices jump over 1% as investors rush for safe-haven: Jigar Trivedi, Fundamental Reasearch Analyst

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    09:39 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    PVR share price drops over 7%

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    09:33 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Top gainers on Sensex

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    09:28 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Kotak Mahindra Bank extends losses, down 7%

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    09:27 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Sensex, Nifty drop 1.5% in opening trade

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    09:08 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    IPO, institutional share issues value jumps 62% in FY20; QIPs alone account for over Rs 51,000 crore

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    09:03 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    World Bank approves $1 bn emergency response fund for India to combat COVID-19

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    08:59 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Global cereal markets likely to remain comfortable in 2020

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    08:50 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Fitch downgrades Future Retail, puts company on rating watch list

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    08:46 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    In a short while from now, will be sharing a video message for the people of India: PM Modi

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    08:38 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    PM Narendra Modi to make video address shortly

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    08:36 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Nationwide lockdown to cost Indian economy $4.64 billion every day: Acuite Ratings

    The unprecedented nationwide lockdown that shut businesses, suspended flights and stopped all modes of transport will cost the Indian economy almost USD 4.64 billion every day and the entire 21-day lockdown will result in a GDP loss of almost USD 98 billion, Acuite Ratings & Research Ltd said on Thursday. The rapid spread of Covid-19 has not only disrupted the global economy but also triggered a partial shutdown in many parts of India from early March and an almost complete shutdown from March 25.

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    08:29 (IST)03 Apr 2020
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    08:26 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Asian stocks inch higher, track US markets

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    08:22 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    ADB expects India's economic growth to slow down to 4% in FY21

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    08:17 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Plummeting to record level: Profit falls to 20 cents/ barrel for private crude producers

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    08:15 (IST)03 Apr 2020
    Sensex, Nifty to start in negative

    Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a gap-down start for the Sensex and Nifty with a 69 points or 0.83 per cent loss. The Nifty futures were trading at 8,191 on the Singaporean Exchange.

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