A bout of volatility was witnessed in early trade as key benchmark indices turned red after opening higher. The Sensex resumed higher at 28,766.87 and firmed up further to 28,806.97 on initial strong buying on the back of fresh foreign capital inflows.
    
However, it failed to maintain initial gains and dropped to 28,599.88 before quoting at 28,635.15 at 1100 hours, showing a loss of 101.23 points, or 0.35 percent, from its last close. The CNX 50-share Nifty also dropped by 27.95 points, or 0.32 percent, to 8,695.35 at 1100 hours.
    
Major losers were NTPC (2.25 percent), ONGC (1.66 percent), HDFC (1.34 percent), HUL (1.29 percent), BHEL (1.21 percent) and M&M (1.12 percent).
    
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 265.52 crore on Tuesday, according to provisional data released by the stock exchanges.

The US market closed on a mixed note yesterday as investors await the end of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting that could offer hints as to the timing of an increase in interest rates.
    
Key benchmark indices in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan were up by 0.17-1.08 percent while indices in Japan and Singapore were off by 0.08-0.24 percent.

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