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Sensex slips 130 points, Nifty below 12,250 as crude oil prices spike

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Equity benchmark BSE Sensex dropped over 100 points in opening session on Friday as global equities turned negative after the US killed a top Iranian general, fueling fears of a conflict in the oil-rich region. Brent crude surged 4.4 per cent to USD 69.16 and WTI jumped 4.3 per cent to 63.84. The 30-share BSE index was trading 107.35 points or 0.26 per cent lower at 41,519.29. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty slipped 39.10 points or 0.32 per cent to 12,243.10.

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