the DAX by 0.83 per cent and the FTSE by 0.37 per cent.
Back home, major losers from the Sensex pack were, Tata Steel (3.25 pc), Sterlite Ind (2.38 pc), BHEL (2.13 pc), NTPC (1.59 pc), ICICI Bank (1.57 pc), Tata Motors (1.21 pc), Hero Motocorp (1.20 pc), Wipro (1.11 pc), Infosys (1.08 pc) and RIL (1.00 pc).
Among the sectoral indices, the BSE-PSU dropped by 1.70 per cent, followed by BSE-Realty (1.64 pc), BSE-Metal (1.49 pc), BSE-Oil&Gas (1.33 pc) and Bankex (1.20 pc).
The market breadth continued to show negative trend as 1,733 stocks ended with loss while 1,122 closed with gains.
The total turnover rose to Rs 2,606.97 crore from Rs 2,328.56 crore yesterday.
"Indian indices were resilient at the start of the week but turned in the red from mid-week as the global sentiment worsened. For the week the Sensex and Nifty index ended marginally lower by 0.18 per cent," said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.
Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 261.21 crore yesterday as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.