Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex dropped over 200 points in early session on Thursday, dragged by losses in index heavyweights Yes Bank, TCS and Infosys, amid unabated foreign fund outflow and mixed global cues.
The 30-share index was trading 206.33 points, or 0.56 per cent, lower at 36,357.55 at 0930 hours, while the broader Nifty slipped 64.65 points, or 0.60 per cent, to 10,776.
A surge in the global crude prices on account of drone attacks on oil facilities at Saudi Arabia made investors in the equity market jittery on Monday with the benchmark Sensex shedding 900 points during the pre-open session.
Just minutes into the pre-open session, the index fell to 36,485, which was 900 points lower than Friday's close of 37,384.99.
The domestic equity market on Thursday snapped the five day winning streak as investors became cautious ahead of announcements of IIP data for July, retail inflation data for August and European Central Bank's policy meeting later in the day.
The S&P Sensex closed 166.54 points, or 0.45% lower at 37104.28 after falling 222.15 points intra-day. NSE Nifty 50 slipped below 11000-level as it closed 52.90 points, or 0.48% lower at 10982.80.
The markets rallied sharply on Friday after taking a breather in the previous session as the indices clocked their best gains of the week, but ended lower for the week. The gains came on the back of positive Asian markets amid easing US-China trade tensions. The Sensex gained 337 points or 0.92 per cent, while Nifty Index ended 98.3 points or 0.91 per cent higher at 10,946.2.
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