The 30-share BSE barometer fell by 258.53 points or 0.91 per cent to 28,112.31, with all the sectoral indices, except consumer durables and FMCG, ending in negative zone. The gauge has now lost 392.62 points in two days.
The NSE Nifty ended 68.25 points or 0.79 per cent down at 8,521.55 after shuttling between 8,513.50 and 8,589.15 intra-day.
Gold prices on Friday fell by Rs 320 to trade at Rs 25,050 per 10 gm and silver cracked the Rs 34,000-level to trade at about five-year low at the bullion market here due to a weak trend in global market and slackened demand from jewellers and retailers.
Extending its losses for the third day, the rupee today fell by another 27 paise to end at more than 5-week low of 64.04 per dollar on persistent demand for the US currency from banks and importers amid higher greenback against major rivals overseas.
Production of Crude Steel across the world.
Private sector Axis Bank today reported a 18.70 per cent growth in net profit at Rs 1,978.44 crore for the first quarter ended June 30. The bank had earned a net profit of Rs 1,666.76 crore in the April-June quarter of last fiscal, Axis Bank said in a BSE filing.
Reliance Industries today posted 4.4 per cent rise in first-quarter consolidated net profit to Rs 6,222 crore, while standalone profit grew 12 per cent to highest level in over six years beating market estimates.
Change in tariff value of different commodities.
Lalit Modi row has been so far continued to disrupt Parliament. A cartoon by Rohnit Phore.