The Indian rupee fell to 72.04 against the US dollar, the lowest level since November 14, 2018, due to stronger dollar and FII outflow.
After hitting a new low for August, the benchmark indices rebounded but failed to recoup all previous day's losses on August 23 amid hopes that the government would take some corrective measures like a rollback of FPI surcharge, provide stimulus to ailing sectors etc soon.
The BSE Sensex rallied 334 points intraday, but settled with 228.23 points at 36,701.16 after losing nearly 600 points in the previous session. The Nifty50 gained 88 points at 10,829.40.
A media report that the government may soon announce the rollback of surcharge on FPIs and some other reforms to boost the economy triggered sharp rebound across the board.
"Markets on August 26 will react to the outcome of FM's conference which is scheduled post market hours on August 23. Needless to say, hopes are high so any disappointment could result in a sharp reaction on the downside. Participants should avoid jumping into a trade and wait for some stability," Ajit Mishra Vice President - Research at Religare Broking told Moneycontrol.
Among others, GIC, Motherson Sumi, NMDC, Bank of India, Bharat Forge, Page Industries, New India Assurance, L&T Finance, IDBI Bank and Ashok Leyland also hit a year low.
Meanwhile, the Indian rupee fell to Rs 72.04 against the US dollar, the lowest level since November 14, 2018, due to a stronger dollar and FII outflow.
The BSE Sensex fell nearly 8 percent and more than Rs 14.5 crore worth of investors' wealth eroded since July 5, the Budget day.FIIs have been net sellers since then, pulling out more than Rs 25,000 crore from the Indian markets.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.