3.58 PM: Sensex plunges nearly 700 pts, Nifty below 10,800 amid global weakness

Benchmark indices fell sharply on Friday, tracking the sharp correction in global peers after the threat of a US government shutdown and of further hikes in US borrowing costs.

The 30-share BSE Sensex slipped 689.60 points or 1.89 percent to 35,742.07 and the 50-share NSE Nifty plunged 197.70 points or 1.81 percent to 10,754.

IOC, UPL, Adani Ports, Maruti Suzuki and Indiabulls Housing were top losers among Nifty50 stocks, which fell 3.5-4.5 percent.

HPCL, BPCL, Coal India and NTPC were only gainers, up 1-2 percent.

About two shares declined for every share rising on the BSE.

Shriram Transport, Cummins, NBCC, Ramco Cements, CES, L&T Finance Holdings, Manappuram Finance, Bharat Forge, MRPL, Karnataka Bank, Federal Bank, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank and Yes Bank were down 1-5 percent.

 

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