The 30-share barometer, which gained 180.94 points in the past two sessions, was trading down 60.95 points or 0.25 percent at 24,743.33 with healthcare, FMCG, power, oil&gas and metal sector stocks leading the losses.

  • The NSE Nifty too shed 31.25 points or 0.41 percent to 7,507.50 points.
  • Brokers said sentiment turned weak despite retail ninflation falling to a three-month low of 5.18 percent in February after rising for five months in a row as food prices including vegetables, pulses and fruits became less costly.
  • Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 0.76 percent.
  • Shanghai's Composite index fell 1.13 percent.
  • Japan's Nikkei shed 0.04 percent in their morning trade.
  • The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.09 percent higher in yesterday's trade.

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