The 30-share barometer fell by 120 points, or 0.64 percent, to 18,613.22. The index had lost 449.22 points in the previous sessions. Stocks of FMCG, metal, auto and capital goods sectors were major losers, pulling down the benchmark Sensex.
The wide-based National Stock Exchange index, Nifty moved down by 39.70 points, or 0.72 percent, to 5,502.55.
Brokers said selling by funds and other participants triggered by a falling rupee and a weakening trend on the other Asian bourses on indications of a possible tapering of US stimulus, mainly dampened the trading sentiment.
In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index traded lower by 0.76 percent, Japan's Nikkei Index fell 1.70 percent, in early trade on. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.60 percent lower in Wednesday's trade.


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