Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex on Friday fell over 115 points in early trade on selling by funds amid a weak trend in the Asian region.
    
The 30-share index fell 115.50 points, or 0.59 percent, to 19,338.42.
    
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty moved down by 38.80 points, or 0.66 percent, to 5,877.60.
    
All sectoral indices led by realty and metal were trading in the negative zone with losses up to 1.06 percent.
    
Brokers said sustained selling by funds amid a weak trend in the Asian region largely in line with overnight losses on the US market as uncertainty grows over fiscal cliff mainly influenced the trading sentiment.
    
Meanwhile in Asia, Japan's Nikkei index fell by 0.71 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index declined by 0.42 percent in early trade on Friday.
    
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.45 percent lower in Thursday's trade.

(Agencies)

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