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Sensex falls from record-high on profit booking in early trade

Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 10:09am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI

The benchmark BSE Sensex fell from record-high by losing nearly 66 points in early trade on Thursday on emergence of profit booking by funds and retail investors amid a mixed trend in other Asian markets.

The 30-share barometer, which had gained 274.05 points in the previous three sessions, lost 65.76 points, or 0.31 per cent, to 21,271.91 in first five minutes of trade.

Stocks of oil and gas, banking, FMCG and realty sectors led the fall.

Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty shed 3.95 points, or 0.0%, to 6,335.00.

Brokers said emergence of profit booking by funds as well as retail investors amid a mixed trend in the Asian region influenced the trading sentiment here.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell by 1.43% while Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.50% in early trade.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.25% lower in yesterday's trade.


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