Markets Revise Trading Rules, Hours, Circuit Breakers As Volatility Surges: Key Facts

MUMBAI: Global exchanges are changing trading rules to protect their markets from intense volatility and speculative trading as the coronavirus pandemic threatens the world economy. Many markets have shortened trading hours, and others are mulling whether to follow suit. Here are some of the measures taken by exchanges across the world so far: Asia India […]

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Sensex, Nifty Stage Mild Recovery; FMCG, Pharma Shares Gain, Banks Fall

The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 indexes staged a mild recovery in afternoon trading led by gains in pharma and FMCG shares. Earlier in the day, Sensex fell as much as 582 points to hit an intraday low of 27,683 and the Nifty 50 index dropped below psychological level of 8,100. However, losses […]

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Nifty Suffers Worst March Since Inception As Coronavirus Rattles Investors

Nifty dropped by 23.25 per cent in March. The Nifty suffered its worst March since inception in 1994 as the deadly coronavirus pandemic triggered a turmoil in the global financial markets, hurting domestic equities already roiled by slowing growth and a rot in the banking system. The National Stock Exchange’s benchmark Nifty 50 index, which gauges […]

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Monitoring Stock Market Volatility, Assures Nirmala Sitharaman

The Centre and various regulatory bodies are closely monitoring the stock market volatility, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday. Recently, market regulator Sebi issued guidelines to curb the heightened volatility caused due to the Covid-19 outbreak, she said at a media briefing on the Centre’s plan to introduce new statutory and regulatory norms which […]

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Sensex Surges 900 Points, Nifty Reclaims 7,900 Amid Wild Swings Due To Volatility

The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 indexes were witnessing wild swings amid heightened volatility a day after the benchmarks witnessed their worst day in the history. The benchmarks staged a gap up opening wherein the Sensex surged as much as 1,482 points and the Nifty 50 index surpassed its important symbolical level of […]

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Sensex, Nifty Crash 15% In Three Trading Sessions On Coronavirus Fears

Extending sharp losses to the third day in a row, the benchmark indices crashed nearly 6 per cent on Wednesday to shed around 15 per cent so far this week. The S&P BSE Sensex swung 2,488.72 points during the day, rising to as high as 31,101.77 in the first half of the session and plummeting to a […]

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Sensex Plunges Over 2,400 Points From Day’s High, Nifty Sinks Below 8,450 As Financials Bleed

The S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 indices crashed in late afternoon deals amid sharp selling pressure in private sector banking shares, as the increasing number of coronavirus cases continued to spook global investors. The Sensex index sank as much as 1,966.04 points to hit 28,613.05 on the downside, and the broader Nifty […]

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Indian Stocks Rebound Sharply, But Suffer Worst Week Since 2009

Indian stocks recovered strongly from an initial plunge to close about 4 per cent higher on Friday, as investors picked up beaten-down stocks amid rising hopes of coordinated stimulus measures to contain the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The indexes plummeted more than 10 per cent earlier in the session, triggering a trading halt for […]

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