Sensex sheds 115 pts on weak global cues, profit-booking 

Asian shares fell across the board, following an overnight drop in US stocks. Rising US bond yields and crude oil prices too worried investors. File photo for representation.

Benchmark Sensex fell over 115 points while the Nifty closed below 10,600 today amid weak global cues and unabated foreign fund outflows.

Asian markets fell and European shares opened lower, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street, led by sell-off in industrials, materials and technology stocks after the 10-year Treasury yield briefly touched the psychologically important 3 per cent level for the first time in four years.

Tomorrow's April month expiry in the derivatives segment added to the volatility in the domestic market, brokers said

The 30-share Sensex, after a lower opening, stayed in the negative zone for most part of the session and hit a low of 34,400.56, before settling at 34,501.27, down 115.37 points, or 0.33 per cent. Intra-day, it turned briefly positive to hit a high of 34,631.27

It had gained 201.06 points in the previous two sessions.

Likewise, the 50-scrip NSE barometer Nifty declined 43.80 points, or 0.41 per cent, to close at 10,570.55 after shuttling between 10,536.45 and 10,612.60

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