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Sensex down 66 pts in early trade on weak Asian cues

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 10:35

Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark
Sensex on Thursday fell by 66 points, or 0.31 percent, in early
trade on increased selling by foreign funds driven by weak
Asian markets.

The 30-share index moved down by 65.88 points to
17,059.34 points. The Sensex had lost 102.46 points yesterday.

The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty
declined by 20.85 points, or 0.30 percent, to 5,091.15
points.

Brokers said foreign funds and retail investors sold
shares following weak trends at other Asian bourses.

Reliance Industries fell by 0.64 percent to Rs 1,065.20,
RCom by 0.41 percent to Rs 181.05, Infosys by 0.27 percent
to Rs 2,449, Wipro by 0.20 percent to Rs 654, TCS by 0.25 percent to Rs 704.95, DLF Ltd by 0.20 percent to Rs 381.90 and
Sterlite Industries by 0.76 percent to Rs 830.80.

The Hong Kong`s Hang Seng index was down 0.70 percent
while Japan`s Nikkei dropped 1.3 percent in the morning
trade.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 10:35
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