0.48 per cent and the FTSE by 0.67 per cent.
Turning to the local market, 15 out of the Sensex scrips declined while 14 gained. Tata Power ruled steady.
Major losers from Sensex pack were HUL that dropped by 2.60 per cent, followed by Coal India (2.31 pc), Maruti Suzuki (2.09 pc), HDFC (1.84 pc), Tata Motors (1.60 pc) and ITC (1.50 pc).
However, Bharti Airtel rose by 4.64 per cent, followed by Wipro (2.43 pc), Sun Pharma (1.96 pc), ICICI Bank (1.22 pc), Infosys (1.06 pc) and M&M (0.95 pc).
Among the sectoral indices, the BSE-FMCG fell by 1.41 per cent, followed by BSE-Auto (0.55 pc) and BSE-Metal (0.53 pc) while the BSE-Realty firmed up by 1.35 per cent, BSE-Teck by 1.33 per cent and BSE-IT by 0.83 per cent.
The market breadth continued to show negative trend as 1,071 scrips ended with losses while 1,037 scrips finished with losses and 886 closed unchanged. The total turnover fell to Rs 1,724.64 crore from Rs 1,957.61 crore yesterday.
Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 1,213.57 crore yesterday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
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