Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex fell by over 127 points in opening trade on Friday amid a subdued trend in global markets over weak US economic data and unrest in Saudi Arabia.

The 30-share barometer, which lost 141.97 points in the previous session, lost another 127.61 points to 18,200.37 points on Friday. Metals, IT and capital goods stocks led the fall.

In a similar way, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty index moved down 43.80 points, or 0.79 per cent, to 5,450.60 points.

The trading sentiment remained bearish on the back of a weakening trend on other Asian bourses due to unrest in Saudi Arabia and overnight losses in the US market due to weak
economic data, brokers said.

Meanwhile, in the Asia region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down by 0.67 per cent and Japan's Nikkei by 1.3 per cent in early trade on Friday morning.

 

(Agency)