October 11, 2018 / 10:22 AM / 6 days ago

Indian shares plunge 2 pct to 6-month lows amid global meltdown

* NSE, BSE indexes end about 2.2 pct lower

* Sharp sell-off across the globe

* HPCL rises over 16 pct

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Indian shares plunged more than 2 pct on Thursday, at their lowest closing levels since April, mirroring the markets rout across the globe amid rising trade concerns and expectation of rate hikes in the United States.

The benchmark BSE index closed down 2.19 percent at 34,001.15. The broader NSE index ended 2.16 percent lower at 10,234.65.

Shares of oil and gas companies were among the nine stocks that withstood the selloff, after a finance ministry source’s comments on subsidies. Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd was the top percentage gainer at 16.2 percent.

For midday report, click (Reporting by Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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