Sensex opens lower, oil firms under pressure after Saudi attack

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Mumbai: BSE Sensex today on 16th September 2019 was trading 210.02 points lower at 37,174.97 at 10:00 am. On the other hand, the NSE Nifty slipped 64.15 points at 11,011.75 in morning trade.

Similarly, at 10:15 am, Sensex was trading at 37,243.57 points, and Nifty was trading at 11,030.80 points.

ONGC, TCS, HUL, TechM, PowerGrid, Sun Pharma, Infosys, ITC, HCL Tech and NTPC were among the top gainers rising up to 2.45 per cent.

Asian Paints, RIL, Yes Bank, HDFC, SBI, Tata Motors, Maruti, Tata Steel and Axis Bank were among the top losers falling up to 2 per cent.

On the currency front, the Indian rupee cracked 68 paise against its previous close at 71.60 in early session.

After the drone attack on oil producers Saudi Aramco, global crude prices surge by almost 12 per cent which is the biggest surge since 1988. Shares of oil and gas companies HPCL, BPCL, IOC, Castrol India and Reliance Industries plunged up to 7 per cent.

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