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Market Highlights: Sensex skids 554 points, Nifty ends below 18,150-mark; FM to address media at 4:30 pm

Share Market, Stock Market Highlights: The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 60,754.86, down 554.05 points (0.90 per cent), while the Nifty 50 settled at 18,113.05, down 195.05 points (1.07 per cent).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 18, 2022 4:28:36 pm
stock market, bse sensex, share marketBSE in Mumbai. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

Share/Stock Highlights: The benchmark equity indices on BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended around 1 per cent lower on Tuesday led by a last-hour selloff in market heavyweights Reliance Industries (RIL), Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) and Infosys.

The S&P BSE Sensex fell 554.05 points (0.90 per cent) to end at 60,754.86 while the broader Nifty 50 crashed 195.05 points (1.07 per cent) to settle at 18,113.05. Both the indices had opened marginally higher and swung back and forth through most part of the trade before dipping towards the last hour of trade.

On the BSE benchmark, Maruti Suzuki India was the top loser of the day crashing over 4 per cent. It was followed by UltraTech Cement, Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Tata Steel and IndusInd Bank. On the other hand, Axis Bank, HDFC bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories managed to end on a higher note.

Market participants will now look forward to a press conference by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman later in the day. The FM will address a press conference at 4:30 pm today on an “important economic issue”.

(with inputs from agencies)

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16:10 (IST)18 Jan 2022
MARKET QUOTE | Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services

"Following a weak lead from the global markets, domestic indices witnessed a highly volatile trade ahead of the press conference by the Finance Minister today. Surge in oil prices and FIIs turning net sellers also added volatility in the domestic market. Globally, markets witnessed selling pressure following a surge in US treasury yield amid rate hike worries while oil prices rose on supply tension owing to the drone attack on UAE."

15:42 (IST)18 Jan 2022
Equity markets at close

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 60,754.86, down 554.05 points or 0.90 per cent, while the Nifty 50 settled at 18,113.05, down 195.05 points or 1.07 per cent.

14:26 (IST)18 Jan 2022
HFCL shares tumble nearly 9% post earnings

Shares of domestic telecom gear maker HFCL on Tuesday tumbled nearly 9 per cent after the company posted 4.7 per cent decline in consolidated profit for the third quarter ended December 31, 2021.

The stock declined 8.60 per cent to Rs 88.10 on the BSE. At the NSE, it tumbled 8.56 per cent to Rs 88.10. Click here to read

13:07 (IST)18 Jan 2022
JUST IN | FM to address a press conference today

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address a press conference today at 4:30 pm on an 'important economic issue'

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10:53 (IST)18 Jan 2022
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10:49 (IST)18 Jan 2022
Rupee falls 18 paise to 74.43 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee declined by 18 paise to 74.43 against the US dollar in opening trade on Tuesday, as strong American currency and elevated crude oil prices weighed on investor sentiments.

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10:38 (IST)18 Jan 2022
HFCL Q3 profit down 5% to Rs 81 crore

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10:20 (IST)18 Jan 2022
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10:03 (IST)18 Jan 2022
Global market update

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday in the absence of big market-moving news following a national holiday in the US.

Benchmarks in Japan, China and Australia rose in early trading, but shares fell in South Korea. US futures edged higher. US markets were closed Monday for Martin Luther King Day.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.9% to 28,593.40. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.1% to 7,424.60. South Korea's Kospi edged down 0.1% to 2,887.47. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.3% to 24,296.64, while the Shanghai Composite rose 0.4% to 3,554.23.


09:55 (IST)18 Jan 2022
Equity market at open

The S&P BSE Sensex gained 138.57 points to 61,447.48 in opening deals, while Nifty rose 35.50 points to 18,343.60.


09:53 (IST)18 Jan 2022
Good morning!

Welcome to the markets live blog by Indian Express.

Benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 85 points on Monday following gains in auto, IT, energy and FMCG stocks amid a firm trend in European markets.

In a largely range-bound session, the 30-share index ended 85.88 points or 0.14 per cent higher at 61,308.91. Similarly, the NSE Nifty advanced 52.35 points or 0.29 per cent to 18,308.10.

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