Sensex fell sharply by 587.44 points to 36,472.93 while Nifty declined by 177.35 points to 10,741.35.
Weak growth numbers released over the weekend resulted in a bruising sell-off in the markets on Tuesday, erasing 770 points from Sensex. Growth-sensitive stocks, state-run banks and manufacturing companies contributed most to the fall.
The Indian equity markets is set to face another volatile week ahead, as the ongoing flight of foreign funds is expected to continue on the back of latest taxation surcharge on the super rich category along with subdued quarterly earning numbers.
Strong gains by index major Infosys and Sun Pharma aided the Sensex in advancing over 160 points on Monday. Infosys hit its all-time high level with 7.2 per cent gain on the back of strong numbers in its quarterly results
China’s property investment grew at its fastest pace in four months in August, a boon for the economy as other sectors weaken from the Sino-U.S. trade war and consumer demand slows.
Shares in African diamond miner Petra Diamonds hit an all-time low on Monday after it missed forecasts with a 22 per cent fall in annual profit, as a Sino-US trade row and protests in Hong Kong dented demand in big Asian markets.
Volkswagen said on Monday it had agreed to pay up to A$127 million ($87.3 million) to settle lawsuits brought on behalf of thousands of Australian customers caught up in its global diesel emissions cheating scandal.