Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex fell 49 points in morning trade today, weighed down by losses in healthcare, IT and consumer durables, amid a weak trend in Asian markets.
- The 30-share index fell 48.84 points, or 0.19 percent, to 24,917.56.
- The gauge had lost 371.16 points in the previous session.
- On similar lines, NSE Nifty edged lower by 13 points, or 0.17 percent, to 7,602.10.
- Brokers said profit-booking in recent gainers and a weak movement at other Asian markets as investors awaited a speech by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the day, triggered selling.
- Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei was down 0.58 percent.
- Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.36 percent in morning trade today.
- Shanghai Composite Index was trading 1.14 percent lower.
- The US Dow Jones, however, ended 0.11 percent higher in yesterday's trade.
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