By Malvika Gurung
Investing.com -- Indian equity benchmark indices ended a volatile session lower, following sharp sell-offs in the global markets, led by an aggravated energy crisis, rising Covid-19 curbs in China and weak economic outlook, and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, building a grim foundation for the upcoming aggressive interest rate hike by the US Fed.
Investors on Dalal Street lost wealth worth Rs 2.5 lakh crore in the session. Furthermore, investors globally shifted their funds to safe havens from riskier assets like equities, due to high volatility over fears of a global economic slump and the US Fed’s aggressive monetary tightening to tame soaring inflation.
On the sectoral indices front, all indices listed under the Nifty basket ended in red, except Nifty Media which ended on a muted note. Nifty Financial Services slumped the most and Nifty Bank ended 1.03% lower.
Only 6 out of 30 stocks on Sensex ended in the green.
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