|Chennai||Rs. 24020.00 (-0.17%)|
|Mumbai||Rs. 25020.00 (0.28%)|
|Delhi||Rs. 24450.00 (0%)|
|Kolkata||Rs. 24600.00 (-0.32%)|
|Kerala||Rs. 24050.00 (0%)|
|Bangalore||Rs. 24160.00 (-0.17%)|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 24030.00 (-0.12%)|
: Concerns over the stability of the Italian government grew on Thursday after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew its support, threatening to bring a premature end to Premier Mario Monti's ambitious reforms program.
SITTING OUT: Berlusconi's center-right PDL party abstained from a confidence vote in the Senate on Thursday. Though Monti's government won the vote by 127 to 17, investors fear the move heralds a period of political uncertainty in the run-up to planned elections next year.
THE BACKGROUND: Many credit Monti with bringing back some investor confidence in the country, pulling it back from the edge of financial disaster it was teetering on last year.