Nifty, Sensex fall in morning trade on foreign fund outflows, crude spike
- Bajaj Finance, Tech Mahindra, Tata Steel were among the major laggards.
- Sun Pharma, IndusInd Bank, Larsen & Toubro were among the top gainers.
- Global oil benchmark
Brent crudeclimbed 0.99% to USD 94.89 a barrel.
Benchmark equity indices, the
Among the Sensex firms, Bajaj Finance, Tech Mahindra, Tata Steel, HDFC Bank, Titan and ICICI Bank were the major laggards.
Sun Pharma, IndusInd Bank, Larsen & Toubro and UltraTech Cement were among the gainers.
In Asian markets, Seoul and Tokyo were trading in negative territory while Shanghai and Hong Kong were quoted in the green.
Global oil benchmark Brent crude climbed 0.99% to USD 94.89 a barrel. The US markets ended lower on Tuesday.
"Foreign fund outflows have been the biggest constraint in the month so far. Besides, uptick in global oil prices and worries over more rate hikes in the near term are keeping investors in a tight spot," Prashanth Tapse, Senior VP (Research) at Mehta Equities Ltd, said.
Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) offloaded equities worth Rs 693.47 crore on Tuesday, according to exchange data.
"The triple whammy of rising dollar, spiking US bond yields and high Brent crude continues to impact Indian equity markets. The cues from the mother market US also are negative," V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services, said.
The BSE benchmark fell 78.22 points or 0.12% to settle at 65,945.47 on Tuesday. The broader Nifty dipped 9.85 points or 0.05% to end at 19,664.70.
(Text input from PTI)
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