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Indian shares struggle following new COVID-19 strain

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Indian shares fell on Monday following fresh lockdowns in the United Kingdom to curtail the spread of the new coronavirus strain.

The NSE Nifty 50 index ended 3.14% lower at 13,328.40, wiping out six straight sessions of gains up to Friday.

 The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex fell 3% to 45,553.96.

 Umesh Mehta, head of research at Samco Securities in Mumbai said: "collective wisdom of the market does fear that the UK situation could snowball into something bigger." 


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Despite all the happenings, both indexes are still above 2% this month, aided by foreign institutional investors and COVID-19 progress.

All the main nifty sub-indexes ended down between 6.9% and 1.7%.

 The Nifty Midcap 100 Index and the Nifty Smallcap 100 Index closed lower 4.81% and 5.03%, respectively.

 India has banned flights from the UK till the end of the year, thereby, affecting shares of the Aviation industry.


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