Equity benchmarks started off the week on a negative note Monday, with the Sensex falling more than 100 points, dragged by weak global cues. Technology, FMCG and banking & financial stocks were under pressure.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 113.90 points at 31,148.16 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 36.75 points to 9,631.50.
TCS, Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors, Infosys and L&T were leading contributors to Sensex’ fall while Mahindra & Mahindra gained a percent.
The Indian rupee slipped 6 paise in opening trade, to 64.30 per dollar from Friday’s close of 64.24.
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