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Sensex down 850 pts in two days over intense FII outflow
Sensex down 850 pts in two days over intense FII outflow

Mumbai, July 23 (TIWN) Sensex lost over 850 points in past two sessions as the government ruled out any possibility of a roll-back of increase in tax surcharge for the super-rich in the Budget.

Since, July 5, when the Union Budget was proposed, Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) have been in a sell mode, but it intensified after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday made it clear, the super-rich tax is here to stay.  FIIs have sold of Rs 6,475.55 crore worth of stocks in June, till date, the most in a month in 2019. The selling was most intense on Thursday (Rs 1,404.86) and Friday (Rs 950.15) after Sitharaman dashed hopes of any relief to FPI’s in her reply to a debate on Budget proposals in the lower house.  Sensex finished Monday’s trade 305.88 points lower at 38,031.13 while the broader Nifty closed 82.10 points lower at 11,337.15. The Sensex had shed 560 points on Friday.

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