Markets fall 1.5% as world equities tumble

Markets fall 1.5% as world equities tumble

Mumbai: Indian shares dropped 1.5% in early trade on Friday, with financials leading the fall, amid a steep decline in world markets.

At 9:00am, the 30-share BSE index was down 1.51% at 16,730.49 points, with 28 components declining.

The 50-share NSE index was down 1.4% at 5,021.35.

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