Equity market closing updates:-

Equity benchmarks remained under pressure weighed down by private banks, FMCG, oil & gas and auto stocks. The Sensex fell 167.95 points to 22708.59 and the Nifty lost 56.25 points to 6784.55. Declining shares outnumbered advancing ones by a ratio of 1506 to 1090 on the BSE.

Maruti Suzuki, the largest car producer in India, reported net profit at Rs 800 crore in the quarter ended March 2014, up 17.5% compared to previous quarter that was lower than analysts’ forecast.

The BSE Sensex finally ended 188.47 points lower or 0.82 per cent at 22,688.07. It hit a low of 22656.64 and a lifetime high of 22939.31 in trade today.