Indian equity benchmarks on Thursday slipped into the red during late deals, extending their fall for the second straight session amid mixed cues from the Asian markets. Moreover, U.S. stock futures slipped in early trade today on worries over a recession.
During the intra-day deals, the domestic indices fluctuated between gains and losses amid the expiry of June series futures and options (F&O) contracts.
The 30-share BSE Sensex edged 8 points or 0.02 per cent lower to close at 53,019 today, while the broader NSE Nifty fell 19 points or 0.12 per cent to settle at 15,780.
Mid- and small-cap shares finished on a weak note as Nifty Midcap 100 tumbled 0.82 per cent and small-cap dropped 0.46 per cent.
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