Mumbai: Shrugging off early gains, the Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex on Wednesday nosedived over 692 points midway to dip well below the psychological 10,000 point level, on heavy selling by funds after reports of Satyam Computer Services Chairman resigning.
The Sensex, which commenced the day higher by 133.79 points, dropped by 692.37 points, or 6.70%, to 9,643.56 at 1245 hrs, as the index-linked Satyam Computer plunged to Rs52.65 from Tuesday’s close of Rs178.95.
Last night Satyam’s ADR was higher by 4% on the Nasdaq
Selling pressure began after reports that Satyam Computer Services Chairman Ramalinga Raju tendered his resignation, ahead of the crucial January 10 Board meeting.
With mounting selling pressure, the 50-share National Stock Exchange’s index Nifty dropped by 201.00 points, or 6.45%, to 2,911.00 at the same time.