Sensex Sees Biggest Crash In 7 years; 4th Biggest In History

As stock markets witnessed bloodbath today, the Sensex recorded an intra-day fall of 1,153.16 points till noon -- making it the biggest crash in about seven years and the fourth biggest ever for the BSE benchmark index.

Interestingly, eight out of the top-ten intra-day falls took place in the year 2008.

Sensex Sees Biggest Crash In 7 years; 4th Biggest In History
Indices
Sensex28,668.22Sensex Quote-104.91 [0.36%]
Nifty8,831.55Nifty Quote-35.90 [0.40%]
Today's fall is biggest since October 24, 2008.

Following are the ten biggest ever intra-day falls for Sensex so far:

  • January 22, 2008: 2,272.93 points
  • January 21, 2008: 2,062.20 points
  • October 24, 2008: 1,204.88 points
  • August 24, 2015: 1,153.16 points
  • October 10, 2008: 1,088.60 points
  • March 17, 2008: 1,022.25 points
  • February 11, 2008: 1,007.15 points
  • October 27, 2008: 1,003.68 points
  • October 8, 2008: 954.48 points
  • July 6, 2009: 953.61 points

PTI

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Story first published: Monday, August 24, 2015, 12:35 [IST]
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