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  • Sensex down 64 points in opening trade on profit-booking

    Published on November 16, 2010

    The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex fell by almost 64 points in opening trade Tuesday amid profit-booking and a mixed trend in the Asian region.

    The 30-share barometer, which had gained 152.80 points in Monday’s volatile session, fell by 63.92 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 20,245.77 points at the start of trade, with realty, capital goods, banking and technology sector stocks leading the fall.

    Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty index also declined by 21.35 points, or 0.35 per cent, to an early-low of 6,199.25.

    Brokers said a fresh bout of selling by funds and retailers after the previous session’s gains, coupled with a mixed trend on other Asian bourses, weighed heavily on the trading sentiment.

    In other Asian markets,

    Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was trading lower by 0.39 per cent, while Japan’s Nikkei was up by 0.60 per cent in early trade Tuesday.

    The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.08 points higher in Monday’s trade.