Sensex falls the most in 45 days
The BSE Sensex more than 1 per cent on Thursday, posting its biggest single-day percentage fall in nearly 1-1/2 months as profit-booking hit blue chips such as ICICI Bank for a second consecutive day.
The BSE Sensex closed at 20,888, down 252 points whereas Nifty closed at 6221, down 51 points.
ICICI Bank provisionally fell 2.2 per cent after earlier rising as much as 1.8 per cent, while IDFC slumped 4.8 per cent erasing earlier gains of 1.5 per cent.
The Sensex provisionally fell 1.31 per cent after earlier gaining as much as 0.9 per cent, while the Nifty ended 1.28 per cent lower, marking their biggest single-day fall since November 21.