RIL, Bharti Airtel Drag Sensex, Nifty For Second Day
Indian equity benchmarks fell for second straight day dragged down by index heavyweights Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and Tata Motors.
The S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.46 percent to 33,218.81 and the NSE Nifty 50 Index declined 0.45 percent to 10,303. The losses were broad-based as the S&P BSE MidCap Index declined 0.77 percent and the S&P BSE SmallCap Index fell 0.96 percent.
Seventeen out of 19 sector gauges compiled by BSE ended lower led by the S&P BSE Metal Index’s 1.55 percent drop. On the other hand, the S&P BSE Information Technology Index was the top sectoral gainer, up 0.4 percent.