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US-China trade tiff: Sensex falls over 200 points

Prime News, National and International, Business, Mumbai, May 9:- The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 200 points and the NSE Nifty dropped below the 11,300 mark in early trade Thursday tracking weak cues from global markets as US-China trade tiff continued to roil investor sentiment.

Ahead of the crucial 11th round of talks aimed at ending the trade war between the world’s two largest economies, scheduled for May 9-10 in Washington, China has said it will retaliate if US raises tariffs on Chinese products. The comments come after US President Donald Trump threatened to hike tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of goods earlier this week.

Bourses in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul were trading significantly lower in early trade. Following suit, the 30-share index was trading 212.08 points, or 0.56 per cent, lower at 37,577.05. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty was down 63.15 points, or 0.56 per cent, at 11,296.30 .

Among the top losers in early session were RIL, NTPC, PowerGrid, Yes Bank, Tata Motors, HCL Tech, Bajaj Finance and HDFC twins, falling up to 2.60 per cent.

On the other hand, Infosys, TCS, Hero MotoCorp, SBI, L&T and Maruti rose up to 1.44 per cent. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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