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Sensex falls for second straight day ahead of F&O expiry, rupee fall weighs

The BSE Sensex, which had lost 272.93 points in the previous session, fell further by 90.26 points, or 0.25% to 35,126.85

business Updated: Jun 28, 2018 16:18 IST
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People watch a large screen displaying India's benchmark share index on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, September 29, 2016. (Reuters File Photo)

Indian shares fell for a second straight day on Thursday as investors turned cautious on the expiry of derivatives contracts, while the rupee hit a record low amid intensifying global trade war.

The broader NSE Nifty ended 0.77% lower at 10,589.10, while the benchmark BSE Sensex closed 0.51% lower at 35,037.64.

Financials dragged the indices down with private lender ICICI Bank Ltd and index heavyweight Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd ending lower by nearly 3% and 1.4%, respectively.

Brent crude was trading at nearly $78 a barrel in Asian trade on Thursday.

Besides, lingering trade war concerns between the US and China accelerated selling on the domestic bourses, they added.

The laggards included NTPC, Coal India, L&T, Hero MotoCorp, ICICI Bank, Power Grid, SBI, Tata Motors, Adani Ports, Asian Paints, HDFC Ltd, Maruti Suzuki, Yes Bank and Bajaj Auto, falling up to 2.48%.

The US Dow Jones ended lower by 0.68% in Wednesday’s trade.

First Published: Jun 28, 2018 10:13 IST