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Nifty Extends Losing Streak To Day 5 But Manages To Hold 9,500

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Indian shares declined the most in over a month as investors booked profits ahead of the anticipated disruption that may be caused after the rollout of an unified tax regime later this week.

The S&P BSE Sensex fell little over 0.5 percent to 30,962 – its lowest level since May 29 of this year. The NSE Nifty closed 0.7 percent lower at 9,510, extending its losing streak to a fifth straight session. This after the 51-share index fell 1 percent to 9,473 – its lowest since May 25, 2017.

The market breadth was firmly tilted in favour of the bears. About 1,189 stocks declined and only 303 advanced on the NSE.

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