The equity benchmark indices started in red on Thursday’s trading session amid concerns about the US-China trade war.
In the early trade, the S&P BSE Sensex touched 35,893, down 140 points, and the NSE Nifty50 fell as much as 43 points to hit 10,749.
At 11.03 am, the Sensex index traded at 35,903.78, with a loss of 130.33 points or 0.36%, while the 50-scrip Nifty index was down 54.05 points or 0.50% at 10,739.60.
Losing between 1.5% and 2%, GAIL India, Bharti Infratel, Bharti Airtel, Coal India, and Coal India were the top 50-scrip Nifty laggards.
Globally, the MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded flat, E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 edged up 0.1%, while the Japan’s Nikkei added 0.3%.
Meanwhile, the 30-share Sensex declined 0.33% or 120 points to 36,034, while the broader Nifty ended 38 points or 0.35% to 10,794.