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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.65% -Breaking


© Reuters India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.65% – India stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

The index fell 1.65% at the NSE close, to a 3-months-lower.

UPL Ltd., which gained 0.44% (or 3.15 points) to close at 715.90 Meanwhile, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS) dropped 0.10%, or 2.85 points, to finish at 2768.80 Eicher Motors Late trade saw Ltd. (NS) fall 0.23%, or 5.55 points, to 2450.00

These were the worst performers of the session. Coal India Ltd (NS): The close was a fall of 7.01%, or 11.20 points. It traded at 148.55 after the close. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS) fell 3.73%, or 35.50 point to close at 915.65. Tata Consumer Products Ltd. (NS) dropped 3.45% or 26.70 to 747.60.

Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. fell 0.40%, to 2760.00. HDFC Bank Ltd. was down 0.51%, to settle at 155.40. Tata Steel Ltd. lost 0.80%, to close at 1109.05.

IndusInd Bank Ltd., which fell 3.75% to 915.55 late trade, Bajaj Finserv Ltd. (BO) that lost 3.43% at 16894.80 was the worst performer and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (BO) was at the closing down by 2.96% at 697.10.

By 1239 to 52, declining stocks outnumbered the advancing on the India National Stock Exchange. 52 was unchanged. On the Bombay Stock Exchange however, 1934 declined and 1394 advanced while 176 was unchanged.

The implied volatility index of Nifty 50 options was increased by 8.79% from 20.0775 to the.

For February delivery, Gold Futures fell 0.15% to $1781.30 an ounce. Other commodities traded included Crude oil, which rose 1.71 percent to $67.97/barrel in January. The February Brent oil contract, however, rose 1.60 or 2.29% to $71.48/barrel.

USD/INR increased 0.28% to 75.438 while EUR/INR rose 0.15 to 85.2295.

US Dollar Index Futures were up 0.1% at 96.213

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