After opening lower, Sensex and Nifty extended losses on Thursday afternoon, as financial and auto heavyweights dragged the indices. The 30-share Sensex ended the day 572.28 points lower at 35,312.13, while the broader Nifty 50 ended below the 10,600-level. Earlier, Sensex and Nifty opened negative on Thursday on weak global cues and after RBI refused to soften stance and continued to hold rates. Maruti Suzuki share price plunged about 4.5% to Rs 7,190.
Yes Bank share price plunged more than 2.5% in the opening trade. The US markets were shut yesterday, on account of George Bush’s demise and state funeral service. US futures however continued to trade in the red. Asian shares were subdued in trade.