FDI equity inflows, BSE Sensex, NSE Nifty, Indian rupee, US dollar, Gold rate and more
Spooked by the heightened fears about Greek economy, the benchmark BSE Sensex dropped by more than 600 points in early trade on Monday, but managed to recoup some loses in later half on selective buying in the beaten-down counters to settle the day lower by 167 points at 27,645.15. In the domestic market, 23 scrips out of the 30-share Sensex pack ended lower. Major losers were Hindalco (3.55 pc), SBI (2.08 pc), Sun Pharma (2.03 pc), Maruti (1.93 pc), Tata Motors (1.76 pc), Infosys (1.58 pc), Bharti Airtel (1.45 pc), ONGC (1.42 pc), BHEL (1.38 pc), Wipro (1.23 pc), Vedanta (1.20 pc), Cipla (1.15 pc) and M&M (1.12 pc). In line with equities, Indian rupee recovered from initial losses, but still ended lower against the US dollar by tumbling 20 paise at 63.84 due to the looming debt default crisis in Greece amidst month-end demand for the greenback from importers. Gold regained its sheen to trade Rs 240 higher at Rs 26,950 per ten grams at the bullion market on Monday, tracking a firm global trend amid fresh buying by jewellers. Silver also recovered by Rs 300 to Rs 36,700 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.