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Sensex, Nifty close lower on global selloff; Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, NTPC top losers

According to experts, global equities were subdued as a partial US government shutdown that entered was set to stretch through Christmas, after Congress adjourned for the weekend with no deal in sight to end an impasse over funding for President Donald Trump's wall on the US-Mexico border.

The year which saw heightened volatility in the Indian market weakened the rationale for foreign investors to infuse their funds into Indian bourses.

While the Sensex slumped 689 points or 1.89% to 35,742, Nifty closed 197 points lower to 10,754. Of 30 Sensex stocks, 27 ended in the red.

The BSE Sensex, which had dropped more than 250 points in morning trade, finally finished 52.66 points, or 0.14 per cent, lower at 36,431.67.

While the Sensex rose 77 points to 36,347, Nifty ended 20 points in the green at 10,908. The benchmark indices started the day on a negative note today.
Top sectoral losers were consumer durables stocks with the BSE consumer durables index falling 0.65% and BSE auto (0.14%).
While the Sensex fell 70 points to 36,361, Nifty lost 30 points to 10,923.
While the Sensex fell 166 points to 36,317, Nifty lost 56.95 points to 10,911. Vedanta (2.25%), Bharti Airtel (1.37%) and NTPC (1.20%) were the top Sensex losers.