Equity benchmarks started trading on a weak note Tuesday after rallying the previous trade amid a bearish trend in global markets and foreign cash outflows.

At 12.30 WIB, the Sensex benchmark which owns 30 BSE shares fell 490.68 points to 61,316.51. The broader NSE Nifty fell 158.20 points to 18,262.00.

Of the Sensex packages, Larsen & Toubro, Hindustan Unilever, Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Tata Steel, Mahindra & Mahindra, Asian Paints, Bharti Airtel, Power Grid, Tata Motors and Bajaj Finserv were among the slowest.

Only TCS shares are traded in the green zone of the 30 share pack.

Some of the most active stocks that rose on BSE were Inox Wind which rose 7.30 percent, Shipping Corporation which rose 5.83 percent, JK Paper which rose 3.11 percent and PSP Project which rose 3.40 percent in early trading Tuesday. .

Elsewhere in Asia, equity markets in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong traded lower.

US markets ended lower on Monday.

International oil benchmark Brent crude rose 0.50 percent to $80.20 a barrel.

Foreign institutional investors (FII) dumped shares worth ₹538.10 crore on Monday, according to exchange data.

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