Equity benchmarks fell in the last hour of trade due to higher oil prices. Sensex closed 231 points down at 26515 while Nifty lost 90 points at 8170. BSE Small Cap has lost 89 points at 12230 while BSE MidCap dropped 139 points at 12395. IT sector declined due to Donald Trumph announcement on H1B Visa issue.
Nikkei moved 158 points up at 19155 while Hang Seng dropped down 327 points at 22433 and Shanghai Composite lost 80 points at 3152.
Gainers: ONGC, NTPC, TCS, Sun Pharma, Larsen
Losers: BPCL, Ambuja Cements, Asian Paints, UltraTechCement, Eicher Motors