Indian shares post biggest fall in nearly 15 months

Published: February 2, 2018

STORY: Indian shares slumped more than 2 percent on Friday (February 02), posting their biggest fall in nearly 15 months, as the long-term capital gains tax on equity investments dampened sentiment amid lingering worries of the country’s central bank turning hawkish.

The BSE index ended 2.34 percent lower at 35,066.75, while the broader NSE index closed 2.33 percent lower at 10,760.60, posting their biggest daily loss since November 2016.

Both indexes dropped 2.7 percent each for the week, their biggest weekly percentage drop since August 2017.

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