Sensex Down by 110 Points to 32759, Nifty at 10096

Sensex Down by 110 Points to 32759, Nifty at 10096

The 50-share NSE Nifty inched up 5.95 points, or 0.06 per cent, to 10,127.75 points.

NTPC, Tech Mahindra, Vedanta, Hindalco and ONGC were the top losers in today's trade.

The kickstart of the two-day RBI policy review, at a time when a global rating has cut India's GDP forecast for FY18, will sway the market sentiment on Tuesday.

The Sensex touched a high of 32,830.91 points and a low of 32,682.52 during the intra-day trade so far. "It was a volatile session ahead of the outcome of RBI's MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) meet tomorrow", Deepak Jasani, Head, Retail Research, HDFC Securities, told IANS. "The recent correction in PSU banks provides an opportunity for investors to accumulate as the long term prospects remains strong owing to healthy recapitalisation".

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Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors offloaded shares worth net Rs333.59 crore, while domestic institutional investors bought shares to the tune of Rs776.18 crore on Monday, as per provisional data. However, profit booking in banking and auto stocks capped gains. "Broad market indices like the BSE mid-cap index ended with gains, thereby outperforming the main indices", Jasani added.

Major index gainers were SBI, Bajaj Finance, Yes Bank, Reliance, Bharti Airtel, IndusInd Bank, BPCL and Indiabulls Housing Finance.

Market breadth was negative with 1,101 advances against 1,460 declines.

Asian markets retreated, with Japan's Nikkei falling 0.37%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng declining 1.01% and Shanghai Composite Index finishing 0.18% lower. "We also had some index heavyweights supporting positivity, putting a temporary stop to the negativity that we had seen late last week", said Anand James, chief market strategist, Geojit Financial Services. The Nasdaq Composite index also dropped 26.39 points or 0.38 per cent to 6,847.59 on developments with a probe into Russia's alleged involvement in the U.S. election as well as with progress on a tax Bill in Congress.

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