Sensex plunges 778 points on escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions


Maruti was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding 6%, followed by Dr Reddy’s, Asian Paints, ICICI Bank, HDFC and HDFC Bank

Maruti was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding 6%, followed by Dr Reddy’s, Asian Paints, ICICI Bank, HDFC and HDFC Bank

The BSE benchmark Sensex plummeted 778 points to close below the 55,500-level on Wednesday following a broad-based selloff in global markets as the Russia-Ukraine crisis escalated.

The 30-share BSE index ended 778.38 points or 1.38% lower at 55,468.90. Similarly, the NSE Nifty plunged 187.95 points or 1.12% to 16,605.95.

Maruti was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding 6%, followed by Dr Reddy’s, Asian Paints, ICICI Bank, HDFC and HDFC Bank.

On the other hand, Tata Steel, Titan, Reliance and Nestle India were among the gainers.

In other Asian markets, bourses in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai ended with losses, while Seoul closed in the green.

Stock exchanges in Europe were trading mixed in afternoon trade.

Tracking the Ukraine crisis, Brent crude futures rose 5.09% to $110.31 per barrel.

Continuing their selling spree, foreign institutional investors sold shares worth ₹3,948.47 crore in the Indian capital market on Monday, exchange data showed.

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