Mumbai, Dec 6 (PTI) The benchmark BSE Sensex fell further

by 100 points in early trade today due to selling in

interest-sensitive stocks ahead of RBI’s policy announcment

later in the day.

The rupee’s weakness against the dollar too dampened the

overall mood.

The 30-share index fell 100.07 points, or 0.30 per cent,

to 32,702.37, with sectoral indices of banking, auto, metal

and PSU trading dropping up to 1.76 per cent.

The gauge had lost 67.28 points in the previous session.

The NSE Nifty too shed 39.15 points, or 0.38 per cent, at

10,079.10.

Brokers said sentiment remained somewhat subdued as

investors kept their positions at a low ebb amid expectation

that the central bank may keep rates unchanged.

Major losers were SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank,

HDFC Ltd, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto,Hero MotoCorp, Tata Steel,

ITC Ltd and Wipro.

Among the Asian bourses, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down

1.12 per cent while Japan’s Nikkei shed 0.90 per cent.

Shanghai Composite Index too fell 0.61 per cent in early trade

today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.45 per cent

lower yesterday.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.