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Sensex down 66 pts in early trade on weak Asian cues

business Updated: Dec 10, 2009 10:43 IST

The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex on Thursday fell by 66 points, or 0.31 per cent, 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 per cent, 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 per cent to Rs 1,065.20, RCom by 0.41 per cent to Rs 181.05, Infosys by 0.27 per cent to Rs 2,449, Wipro by 0.20 per cent to Rs 654, TCS by 0.25 per cent to Rs 704.95, DLF Ltd by 0.20 per cent to Rs 381.90 and Sterlite Industries by 0.76 per cent to Rs 830.80.

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