Share Market News Live: Sensex, Nifty set to open lower amid weak global cues

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stock market update today: Indian equity benchmarks are expected to open on a lower note today amid weak global cues. Asian markets were mostly down in early deals as South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.47 per cent, China’s Shanghai Composite went down 0.40 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slid 1.13 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei, however, closed up by 0.13 per cent. Overnight, US stocks closed on a lower note. All three major US stock indices fell sharply. Back home, foreign institutional investors sold equities worth a net Rs 1,139.07 crore on Monday, while domestic investors bought shares worth Rs 2,607.98 crore, according to provisional NSE data.

Here are the stock market live updates:

increase in oil prices

Brent crude futures rose 74 cents, or 0.90 percent, to $83.42 a barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 69 cents, or 0.90 percent, to $77.62.

US stock

The Dow Jones closed down 1.40 percent at 33,947.10. At the end of the session, the S&P 500 index fell 1.79 percent to close at 3,998.84. The Nasdaq closed down 1.93 percent at 11,239.94.

Stock in F&O restrictions

Delta Corp, GNFC and Indiabulls Housing Finance are in F&O (futures and options) restriction period today. Shares are placed under F&O restrictions when derivative contracts in their securities cross 95 per cent of the market-wide position limit.

FII-DII data

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 1,139.07 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 2,607.98 crore on December 5, provisional NSE data showed.

sgx nifty

The trends in SGX Nifty indicated a lower opening for the domestic markets. The Nifty futures, also known as SGX Nifty futures, on the Singapore Exchange were trading 64 points or 0.34 per cent lower at 18,746.

last session

The benchmark BSE Sensex had closed 34 points or 0.05 per cent lower at 62,835 on Monday, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 5 points or 0.03 per cent to close at 18,701.

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