March 13, 2020 / 4:04 AM / a month ago

India's Nifty falls 10%, hits lower limit as virus panic grows

BENGALURU, March 13 (Reuters) - Trading in India’s main Nifty 50 stock index was halted early on Friday after it fell 10% and hit a “circuit-breaker”, as investors continued to panic over the impact of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak on global growth.

The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index was last down 10.07% at 8,624.05 at 0351 GMT, a more than three-year low. Trading was scheduled to resume after 45 minutes. (Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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