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Live Markets: Sensex, Nifty open lower, banking stocks fall

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Mumbai: The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty open lower on Thursday. The Indian rupee, tracking Asian cues, falls against the US dollar. The shares of Adani Ports and Bharti Airtel rise, whereas those of TCS, Gail, and Coal India fall. Here are the latest updates.

■ 9.33am: BSE Sensex trades lower by 20 points, or 0.07%, to 31,136, while the Nifty 50 falls 20 points, or 0.21%, to 9,598.

■ 9.30am: Reliance Industries Ltd rose 1% to Rs1,368. According to CNBC report, Mukesh Ambani will hold press conference along with British Petroleum in Delhi on Thursday.

■ 9.25am: Jindal Saw Ltd rose 3% to Rs75.55 after the company said its holding in US unit brought down to 19%; closed down unit in Spain; sold shareholding in Singapore unit.

■ 9.20am: Central Bank of India fell 2.1% to Rs99.50 after its said Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated “prompt corrective action” (PCA) for state-run Central Bank of India over high bad loans and negative return on assets

■ 9.10am: Shipping companies were trading higher. Shipping Corp Of India rose 12%, Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd rose 3.5%. Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Ltd 4.4%.

■ 9.08am: Banking stocks fell. Punjab National Bank fell 2.3%, Dena Bank 1.8%, Indian Overseas Bank 1.7%, Bank of Baroda 1.6%, IDBI Bank 1.5%, UCo Bank 1.5%, Union Bank of India 1.4%, Oriental Bank of Commerce 1.2%, Canara Bank 1.2%, Syndicate Bank 1.1%, Yes Bank 1.1%, Bank of India 1.1%, Indian Bank 1.1%, Andhra Bank 1%, Axis Bank 0.8%.

■ 9.05am: The 10-year bond yield was at 6.502% compared to its previous close of 6.474%. Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions.

■ 9.00am: Asian currencies were trading mixed. Thai baht was up 0.15%, Malaysian ringgit 0.09% and Japanese yen rose 0.04%. However, Taiwan dollar was down 0.07%, Indonesian rupiah 0.07% and Singapore dollar fell 0.05%.

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