Indian equities extended declines for the third consecutive trading session on Tuesday, 18 February.
Markets closed in red as Sensex dropped by 133 points to close at 40,922, while Nifty slipped 43 points to end at 12,002 as of 3:20 pm.
Earlier at the opening bell, the S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.38 percent to 40,902 and the NSE Nifty 50 fell 0.42 percent to 11,997. The broader markets represented by the NSE Nifty 500 Index fell 0.42 percent on Tuesday, 18 February.
During the day, the Indian rupee declined by 10 paise to 71.42 against the US dollar in opening trade on Tuesday as investor sentiments remain fragile amid coronavirus fears.
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