New Delhi: Markets opened in the red on Thursday pressured by losses in banking sector amidst negative global cues.
The BSE Sensex fell 116.12 points or 0.29 percent to 39,640.69 in early trade while the NSE Nifty dropped 41.70 points or 0.35 percent to 11,864.50.
Yes Bank was the worst performer in the Sensex pack, declining 7.09 percent, after Moody’s placed the private sector lender’s ratings under review for a possible downgrade.
MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell as much as 1%, as Hong Kong`s Hang Seng Index dropped 1.5% following Wednesday`s 1.7% fall. Japan`s Nikkei lost 0.8% while U.S. stock futures lost 0.3% in Asia, following small losses the previous day when the S&P 500 shed 0.20%, a Reuters report said.