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Sensex falls for fifth session; financials drag
December 20, 2016 / 7:14 AM / 9 months ago

Sensex falls for fifth session; financials drag

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

(Reuters) - Indian shares fell for the fifth straight session on Tuesday with financial stocks such as State Bank of India and ICICI Bank leading the decline.

The benchmark BSE Sensex closed 0.25 percent lower at 26,307.98, while the broader NSE Nifty ended down 0.27 percent at 8,082.40.

SBI declined 2.6 percent while ICICI Bank dropped 2.1 percent.

Reporting by Arnab Paul in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu

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