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    Nifty, Sensex in Bear Grip as Equity Benchmarks Crumble

    Nifty recorded a deep dive southward as it tumbled several points on Monday. Indian equity benchmarks showed continued decline for fourth straight session on Monday with Nifty and Sensex crashing the most since April 12, at the day’s lowest levels, as investor sentiment was shattered after weak listing of the country’s biggest-ever Paytm’s IPO.

    Equity benchmarks at Nifty and Sensex continued to fall for the fourth straight session to fall 2 percent each on November 22, as selling across sectors, weak global cues, and repeal of farm laws weighed on sentiment.

    Roll back of three farm laws along with continuous selling by foreign institutional investors also added to the heightened volatility on Dalal Street, analysts said. The Sensex fell as much as 2.72 per cent or 1,624 points and Nifty 50 index briefly dropped below its important psychological level of 17,300.

    Nifty – Indian Equity Markets Shaken as points tumble

    The Sensex dropped 1,170 points to close at 58,466 and Nifty 50 index tumbled 348 points to end at 17,416.

    “Weak listing of Paytm’s shares and subsequent selling on second day and roll back of farm reform laws over the weekend spooked investors,” AK Prabahakar, head of research at IDBI Capital told NDTV over the phone.

    Reliance Industries was top drag on the Sensex, the decline in stock alone added over 300 points to fall in the 30-share index. Reliance Industries came under selling pressure after country’s largest firm decided to halt a stake sale in its oil-to-chemicals business (O2C) to Saudi Arabia’s Aramco and pulled back from a potential spinoff of its most profitable unit. The stock ended 4.4 per cent lower at ₹ 2,363.

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