Metal stocks face selling pressure; Vedanta down over 6%

Metal stocks on Tuesday witnessed sharp sell-off, falling as much as 6.3 percent, amid renewed concerns over slowing growth in China, the biggest consumer of commodities.

Gold prices firm on fund inflows; China, Ukraine worries support

Gold was steady near USD 1,340 an ounce on Tuesday as fears of an economic slowdown in China and Ukraine`s geopolitical crisis keep investors seeking safe-haven bullion.

China Nov inflation dips to1-year low at 4.2%

China's annual inflation rate tumbled in November to 4.2 percent, the lowest level in more than a year, fuelling expectations of further monetary policy easing to combat deteriorating domestic and international economic conditions.