Sensex, Nifty fall after budget proposes higher taxes

MUMBAI Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:40pm IST

A broker reacts while trading at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

A broker reacts while trading at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai November 11, 2008.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Sensex and the Nifty fell on Thursday, erasing earlier gains, after the 2012/13 budget proposed increasing some corporate and individual taxes and after a securities transaction tax was lowered but not eliminated.

The rupee fell against the U.S. dollar, trading at 53.99/54.00 from levels of around 53.70 before the budget.

The Sensex was down 0.4 percent as of 12:39 p.m., after earlier gaining as much as 0.88 percent.

The Nifty fell 0.31 percent.

(Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by Rafael Nam)

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