The Sensex and Nifty began on a sour note on Thursday as the global markets showed signs of weakness. At 58,203.86, the 30-share Sensex was down 46.4 points, or 0.08 percent. Similarly, in early trading, the Nifty fell 5.85 points, or 0.03 percent, to 17,347.65.

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The top losers in the Sensex pack were Tech Mahindra and M&M, followed by Dr. Reddy's, Axis Bank, Sun Pharma, Titan, and UltraTech Cement. Tech Mahindra fell around 1 percent.

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Kotak Bank, Bharti Airtel, SBI, Bajaj Finserv, and Nestle India, on the other side, were among the winners.

The 30-share index fell 29.22 points, or 0.05 percent, to 58,250.26 in the previous session, while the Nifty fell 8.60 points, or 0.05 percent, to 17,353.50.

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According to provisional exchange statistics, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net sellers in the capital market on Wednesday, offloading shares worth Rs 802.51 crore.

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According to Binod Modi, Head-Strategy at Reliance Securities, domestic bourses looked to be tired in recent transactions after reaching record highs in previous weeks.

In other Asian markets, bourses in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Seoul were down in mid-session trade, while Shanghai was up.

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The overnight session in US stocks concluded on a sour note.

Rupee falls 22 paise to 73.82 against US dollar in early trade.

Meanwhile, Brent crude, the international oil benchmark, climbed 0.22 percent to USD 72.76 per barrel.