Indian stock markets are likely to open\u00a0lower on Wednesday tracking the negative global cues as major US stock indices fell\u00a0sharply with Dow Industrials losing as much as 345 points and Nasdaq closing near the 7,000 mark. The early indicator of NSE Nifty, SGX Nifty Futures was trading 0.76% down at\u00a010,132 on Singapore Exchange on Wednesday. These stocks will be in focus today Fortis Healthcare:\u00a0Fortis Healthcare on Tuesday night said its board has approved demerger of its hospitals business, which will be acquired by Manipal Hospitals and TPG Capital, along with the sale of 20%\u00a0stake in diagnostics chain SRL Ltd., in the Rs 3,900-crore deal. "The Board has also approved sale of its 20% stake in SRL Ltd. to Manipal Hospitals. The resultant entity Manipal Hospitals will be a publicly traded company listed on NSE and BSE. The remaining FHL will be an investment holding company with 36.6%\u00a0stake in SRL," Fortis Healthcare said in a statement. Dilip Buildcon:\u00a0Dilip Buildcon has bagged Rs 2,013 crore contract for a road project in Andhra Pradesh from NHAI. IFCI:\u00a0IFCI Ltd has further diluted its stake in NSE by 0.02%\u00a0for a consideration of about Rs 8.74 crore. Capital First:\u00a0Capital First, which is set to merge with IDFC Bank, will raise up to Rs 1,500 crore by issuing bonds on private placement basis. Reliance Industries:\u00a0Reliance Industries said its subsidiary Reliance Eagleford Upstream Holding LP will sell certain assets in Eagle Ford shale to Sundance Energy Inc for a consideration of $100 million. Reliance Communications: Sistema Shyam Teleservices has swapped and sold 80.3 million shares representing 2.9%\u00a0equity stake in Reliance Communications, thus reducing its total holding to about 7%. Ashok Leyland:\u00a0Ashok Leyland today will increase prices of its entire product portfolio by a minimum of 2%\u00a0from next month to partially offset the impact of rising input costs. The Indian rupee on Tuesday:\u00a0The rupee ended down 10 paise at 64.97 against the US dollar. Indian stock markets on\u00a0Tuesday\u00a0 Indian stock markets ended on a positive note for the second straight session on\u00a0Tuesday with Sensex rising over 100 points\u00a0following a sustained uptick in the shares of blue-chip bankers such as State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Kotak\u00a0Mahindra\u00a0Bank and IndusInd Bank. In today\u2019s market dealing, Asian markets extended\u00a0yesterday\u2019s gain on reports that the United States and China\u00a0were in discussion to\u00a0avoid the trade war with Japan\u2019s Nikkei index surging about 2.3% while US dollar\u00a0fell against a basket of currencies. A market-wide uptick was seen in the domestic equities\u00a0with mid-caps, small-caps and PSU bank shares leading the charge. US stock markets on\u00a0Tuesday Wall Street closed sharply lower Tuesday, with each of the major U.S. indexes suffering their fourth decline in five sessions, fueled by a selloff in the tech sector, Reuters said in a report.\u00a0Tech stocks, among the best performing sectors of the bull market, have been under pressure recently as concerns about government regulation stemming from their strong growth and privacy questions surrounding Facebook, Reuters added. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 344.89 points, or 1.43 percent, to 23,857.71, the S&P 500 lost 45.93 points, or 1.73 percent, to 2,612.62 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 211.74 points, or 2.93 percent, to 7,008.81.