Sensex, Nifty Fall for Third Day in a Row: Markets Slump on Rate Cut Bets, West Asia Tensions

The BSE Sensex declined 456.10 points, or 0.62%, to 72,943.68, while the NSE Nifty lost 124.60 points, or 0.56%, to 22,147.90. Equity benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty continued to slump on Tuesday, dragged down by heavy selling in IT stocks amid weak global trends and fears of escalating tensions in West Asia. The outflow of foreign funds also dented investors' sentiment.

Continuing its downtrend for the third day running, the 30-share BSE Sensex tanked 456.10 points or 0.62 per cent to settle at 72,943.68. During the day, it slumped 714.75 points or 0.97 per cent to 72,685.03.

The NSE Nifty declined 124.60 points or 0.56 per cent to finish at 22,147.90.

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