stock market update today: Indian equity benchmarks are expected to open on a higher note today tracking a sharp fall in crude oil prices and mixed Asian equities. Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.74 percent, South Korea’s KOSPI down 0.25 percent, Shanghai Composite index up 0.09 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index down 0.68 percent. Overnight, all three major US stock indexes hit lower levels. Crude oil prices fell to their lowest level since early January on reports that Saudi Arabia is in talks with OPEC allies to increase output. Crude oil recovered some losses after Saudi Arabia denied the report. Back home, foreign institutional investors sold equities worth Rs 1,594 crore on Monday, while domestic investors bought shares worth Rs 1,263 crore, according to provisional data from NSE.
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