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Sensex falls 136 points in early trade


Mumbai:  The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 136 points in early trade today on sustained selling by investors amid mixed cues from other Asian markets.

The 30-share index was trading down by 136.92 points, or 0.48 per cent, at 28,332.75 as stocks of infrastructure, power, auto and FMCG sectors, witnessed heavy profit-booking.

On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty slipped below the 8,600-mark by falling 44.90 points, or 0.51 per cent, at 8,589.75.

Meanwhile, Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 1,428.72 crore yesterday, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down by 0.21 per cent, while Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.08 per cent in early trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.65 per cent lower in yesterday’s trade.

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