Sensex sheds 179 points in early trade
A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 179.31 points or 0.64 percent down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 58.25 points or 0.69 percent down at 8,426.65 points.
The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,857.20 points, was trading at 27,913.48 points (at 9.20 a.m.) in the early session, down 179.31 points or 0.64 percent from the previous day's close at 28,092.79 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 27,914.37 points and a low of 27,777.58, points in the trade so far.