At 10.40 am IST, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 15696.98 down by 160.10 points or -1.01% and NSE Nifty was trading at 4688.20 down by 61.71 points or 1.30%.
Today, most of the Asian markets opened red on weak global cues from the European and US markets. The Nikkei 225 was down by 117.79 points and was at 8373.55. The Hang Seng was down by 263.04 points and was at 18,550.37. The Shanghai composite was down by 6.94 points and was at 2147.51
Overall market breadth remained negative among the major stock exchanges of the world.
Among Sectoral indices on BSE, all the sectors were seen trading in negative terrain Auto, Consumer Durables, FMCG and Oil & Gas indices having shed nearly 1% each.
On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the top volume gainers were BPCL, Kotak Bank, Reliance, Cairn, and Infy posted gains between 0.75%-2.16%
And the top losers in the opening trade were Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank, JP Associates, Hero MotoCop and Bhel were among top losers.