|Chennai||Rs. 24470.00 (1.37%)|
|Mumbai||Rs. 24900.00 (0.97%)|
|Delhi||Rs. 24200.00 (1.26%)|
|Kolkata||Rs. 24160.00 (0%)|
|Kerala||Rs. 24000.00 (0.63%)|
|Bangalore||Rs. 23800.00 (0%)|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 24140.00 (1.17%)|
: 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.