Sensex Today: Sensex crashes over 1,300 points amid global spread of coronavirus; Nifty below 11,250 | India Business News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Equity indices crashed on Friday with the benchmark BSE sensex plunging over 1,300 points amid rising issues on global spread of coronavirus. Sensex dived 1,306 points or 3.29 per cent to 38,440; whereas the broader NSE Nifty cracked 387 points or 3.33 per cent to 11,246.
Hopes the coronavirus can be contained to China vanished as infections spread quickly all over the world, international locations began stockpiling medical tools and buyers took flight in expectation of a global recession. There have been issues about how India would address a widespread outbreak.
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Top losers within the BSE pack embody Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra, Bajaj Finance, Infosys, Mahindra & Mahindra and ONGC with their shares falling as a lot as 7.47 per cent. On NSE, all sub-indices have been buying and selling in purple with Nifty Metal and Media sliding as a lot as 6.08 per cent.
Stocks wiped almost Rs 5 lakh crore of investor wealth with the entire market capitalisation of BSE listed firms falling below Rs 150 lakh crore-mark. This is the sixth straight slide wherein buyers misplaced round Rs 10 lakh crore thus far.

The carnage within the fairness market worn out investor wealth value Rs 4,65,915.58 crore, taking the entire m-cap to Rs 1,47,74,108.50 crore on the BSE. The m-cap of BSE-listed firms stood at Rs 1,52,40,024.08 crore on the finish of buying and selling on Thursday.
“The coronavirus now looks like a pandemic. Markets can cope even if there is big risk as long as we can see the end of the tunnel,” Norihiro Fujito, chief funding strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities advised information company Reuters.
Investor sentiment additionally remained sluggish amid reviews that GDP (gross home product) development is prone to keep flat at 4.5 per cent in October-December 2019.

The authorities’s GDP estimate for the December quarter is scheduled to be launched later within the day.
Further, relentless promoting by international portfolio buyers (FPIs) spooked retail buyers, merchants stated.
According to provisional knowledge obtainable with inventory exchanges, thus far this week, FPIs have offloaded shares value a whopping Rs 6,812.57 crore on a web foundation.
(With company inputs)
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