BSE Sensex drops on global risk aversion
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex dropped more than 1 percent on Monday, as global risk assets sold off after elections in Greece and France fuelled questions on their austerity policies.
The weaker rupee and uncertainty in a day when the Finance Bill containing the controversial provisions is set to be introduced to the parliament also weighed.
The main BSE index fell 1.5 percent to 16,588.32 points, while the Nifty fell 1.5 percent to 5,009.90 points.
(Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by Rafael Nam)
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The BSE Sensex and Nifty on Friday rose to their second consecutive record highs. The 30-share Sensex surged as much as 1.3 percent to an all-time high of 27,706.80. The broader Nifty gained as much as 1.28 percent to a record of 8,275.15. Full Article