The US Federal Reserve chairman Mr Ben Bernanke’s policy decision to slow down the current $86 billion-a-month bond purchase programme over the next few months and bring it to a complete halt by mid 2014 sent panic waves across the global currency and share markets during the week. The 30-share Sensitive Index of the Bombay Stock Exchange crashed and the rupee hit an all-time low on Thursday. Globally, gold tanked to hit a 2-1/2 years low after the Fed announcement that also had its impact on the domestic market. Analysts say the markets are unlikely to be able to recover from the bearish impact next week.